V-gouges come in a variety of sizes and angles. The most common v-gouges found in a beginner’s tool kit are 90 degree angles between the two cutting sides. A 1/4″ width of the cutting sides is also common. Micro v-gouges can be a small as 1/16″ for the cutting side. For a beginner the larger sides are more useable, a large v-gouge can be used to cut both deep and shallow troughs depending on how deep into the wood you set the cutting edge.
Round gouges also come in a variety of sizes which vary on how wide the cutting edge is and how arched the curve of the gouge edge is. Small or tight round gouges may be marketed under the name of u-gouge or veining tool. Wide open round gouges used to create the cup shape in bowls and Welsh Love spoons is called a sweep.
|American Folk Art Ice Fishing Decoy Carving|
Learn folk art ice fishing decoy carving with this in-depth step-by-step project taught by Lora S. Irish. This sixty page e-book includes an introduction to the history of ice fishing decoys, the six basic carving cuts needed to create these fun fish, and two complete projects. Complete your decoy with the painting steps and by creating a simple wire hanger.