Suggestions for grind for second bowl gouge
When I started bowl turning I bought a Pinnacle Cryo Fingernail Grind 1/2" bowl gouge and ground it to my best understanding of what an Ellsworth grind was. I've since been under the impression that my gouge was more of a V shaped rather than a U shaped tool and I thought Ellsworth was more of a U which might help chips clear the tool.
Fast forward a year to this week when I figured maybe I'd just get an authentic Ellsworth so I got the Crown Pro PM version. So it arrived today and I don't know whether it's a U or a V, but the shape of the flute looks exactly the same to me, but seeing how the new gouge is shaped was very educational and I just did a better job of grinding my original.
So I've got two 1/2" bowl gouges which turned out to be pretty close to identical, one in cryo HS steel and the other in PM. On option of course would be to return the new one (haven't ground or used it yet) as a duplicate, but that's not a high priority. So the other obvious option would to be grind the older gouge to some different and useful shape to give me more flexibility.
Any opinions about either returning the new one or a useful grind for the old one?