I like big gouges and I can not lie 😋. .
Ok, you got me. This is definitely not a big gouge, I use those for roughing out bowls, this little 3/8” gouge with a 40 degree grind is my BFF when I’m doing a push finish cut. Just make sure your tool rest is reasonably close to your work with smaller gouges. They flex quite a lot if they are over extended. .
If anyone local wants a great opportunity today I’ll be turning at least 12 hours. Making a hell of a mess in the process. Will teach some turning basics (sharpening, basic use of gouges) for help shoveling out the shop while I work 😀👊. Yes. I’m serious.