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 Re: Novice gouging advice
Author: mberkowski 
Date:   2020-03-10 15:48

Thank you for your insights. I had some time to process more cane in the past few days and feel like I am getting the hang of it a bit better. I have not been wiping excess water from cane before gouging but will try that next time. One out of every 5 or 6 pieces I've gouged, the blade doesn't seem to bite at all and nothing comes off. This might be because the piece is bowed upward (though I discard those more readily than any other defect), but maybe it's because the cane is too wet. I am also ready to switch over to a brand new blade I think.

Another thing I've learned in my first few weeks - the first time, I split cane and let it sit a day to settle, but then I guillotined, planed, and gouged in the same sitting. The second time, 3 days after splitting I sorted again, guillotined and planed but did not soak & gouge until a day later. At that point I found several pieces planed and straight enough the day before were warped before soaking.

My Ross machine is also very limited in adjustments, which is just fine for now.


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