Wood Carving Gouge

Tormek SVD-186 Gouge Jig

Tormek SVS-38 Short Tool Jig

Larger tools TormekSVD-186 Gouge Jig (or SVD-185) is recommended.
Smaller tools Tormek SVS-38 Short Tool Jig or SVS-32 may be appropriate. It is used in a similar manner.
Shorter tools You may need to use a standard, off-the-shelf collar to guide the sharpening process. Most hardware stores carry these, or you can order one such as part number 9414T9 (7/16 inch) or 57485K68 (10 mm) from McMaster-Carr. Note : You will probably need to replace the set screw with a longer one.

Use the Projection Calculator to set the projection and USB distance from the grindstone.

Be sure to not grind a side bevel : the cutting edge should form a straight line when viewed from above.

General Guidelines
Material β Notes
Hand Work Mallet Work
Softer woods 15º
18º - 20º
e.g., bass or tupelo
Medium woods 17½º
20º - 22½º
e.g., maple
Harder woods 20º
23º - 25º
e.g., ash or oak

Notes & Comments
Information regarding Grindstones

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