There is difficulty in achieving this profile. Robert Sorby offers a selection
of gouges with a factory ground
finger-nail profile, which is not only safe in use, but also allows the turner
to modify the profile to his
specific requirements. Wing tips ground back so they cannot catch on the work.
Pulling and pushing cuts can be taken
Delicate shearing cuts and full profiling cuts are easier
Can be easily sharpened using the Robert Sorby Fingernail Profiler