One of the questions most often asked by new woodworkers, and most often waffled on by experienced woodworkers in not HOW to sharpen but WHEN to sharpen.
In addition to the recent series of blog posts that I did on restoring an in-cannel gouge, I also made a video of the process.
The final step in putting our vintage in-cannel gouge back to work is to re-grind and hone the bevel and back of the cutting edge.
I’m going to be restoring a 19th century in-cannel gouge to working order. So the first step is obviously to obtain a gouge.
I find these tools extremely useful in the work that I do and I think it’s really unfortunate that more people don’t use them.