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Can I grind a detail gouge into a fingernail gouge

Total newbie question:

I bought a 3/8" spindle gouge when I first got my lathe, but I recently took a class where we used a gouge with more of a fingernail shape and I liked it.
Can I just grind the fingernail shape on my gouge, or do I need to buy a new tool? If I can grind the fingernail shape into my spindle gouge, what's the right grinding jig to use for that? Thanks.

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post #2 of 4 Old 10-03-2013, 06:01 PM
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YOu certainly can. Watch the last couple of minutes of this video and it will show you how I sharpen my detail gouge on the same jig as my bowl gouge.
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Whoa!

Thanks for the video. I watched it; several of the freehand operations require more skill than I have.
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It's just practice. Practice and Practice
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