Sharping A Carbide Gouge & looking For a Tool Rest

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BillyBoy63

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I need some help I have a carbide 3/8 gouge from PSI .
My question is what is the best way to get it sharpened ?
I though I saw or heard some were that you should not put it to a grinder
is that right ?
Also I don't want to have to start a new thread about a tool rest so I will add it here
I'm looking to find a tool rest that looks like a robust comfort rest
I need a 5/8 shaft but I don't want the little one that don't reach in as far
I want it to reach in farther like the one for the one inch shaft
Is there anyone here that could make one if they understand what I'm talking about

BillyBoy63
 

jttheclockman

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Bill I believe those gouges are not true carbide or at least grade A carbide. But with that said any true carbide tool can only be sharpened and I say that loosely because it is really honing that you are doing, with a diamond hone or stone. No grinding wheel will touch it. Besides if it is true carbide then they should last a long time before needing honing. If needed then just use a diamond card and rub the back of the gouge and do not touch the inside of the flute.

As far as the rest I use and love my Roborests.
 
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