Lathe Gouge Sharpening

It seems that Norm's gouges are essentially flat across the end as opposed to rounded which seems to be the way new gouges are supplied. I'm curious as to which shape is best for what type of turning.
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On Mar 8, 11:43 am, snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

The flat type are used more for roughing out. The rounded better know ar a finger nail gound are better for spindle work. And the flat end skew is used for final shaping. Randy http://nokeswoodworks.com
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Square peel better, pointed poke better. Depends on what you're doing. If you're going across the grain at a steep angle, poke; at a shallow angle, peel. Norm's doing spindles, so he should be peeling, though for reasons known only to himself, he stuffs the nose into the piece rather than doing it as others do.
This guy is somewhere in between on the gouge.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuGMZ3SBlYs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQTo1pAIpQ4

He could also be peeling like he does here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQTo1pAIpQ4

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On Sat, 08 Mar 2008 12:43:17 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

Most gouges are shipped "unshaped' so you can decide how you want to grind it... (finger nail, swept wing, Irish Grind, etc...
Also, you might be talking roughing gouges, spindle gouges or bowl gouges, which all have different shapes/grinds for different purposes... Sort of like different shape carving chisels for different jobs.. A grind that works well for smoothing large areas of a rolling pin might get you in big trouble if you try to hollow a bowl or cut a bead with it..
Check out rec.crafts.woodturning great group of folks and very helpful
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