Another sharpening question
How long should a gouge hold an edge?
I know there are a thousand variables so here's a common scenario in my shop: Starting with a 10"diameter x 6" green, chainsaw cut blank and a sharp 1/2 bowl gouge, bring blank into round and turn past all bark. Sharpen. Rough shape the form. True up the face and form tenon/glue surface. Sharpen. Final outside cut. Hollow out 90% of the inside. Sharpen. Final inside cuts.
In reality I use multiple tools instead of sharpening the same one but you get the point. Am I not getting a good edge or is it normal for it to dull that quickly? I'm using Thompson Tools and Benjamin's Best and really can't tell that much difference.