40/40 grind bowl gouge vs carbide.
It is also about angles, presentation of the tool, riding the bevel, and speed/feed.It’s all about having a sharp tool. I admit that sharpening the gouges hasn’t been easy for me and I thought carbide may be a better option. Certainly easier to sharpen. But I’d rather learn how to sharpen correctly as that likely opens up more opportunities with the piece you’re turning.
Thanks Bob,The word "scrape" when applied to woodturning can be misdirecting. Cramming an old screwdriver in a spinning piece of wood could be called "scraping".