It's steaming hot at the moment in Holland, 35 degrees or thereabouts. We're not really used to temperatures like that. It wears me out, but last night the temperature dropped a bit and I felt some energy returning. I used it to sharpen the set of Dastra gouges I bought last year.
They certainly were not bad, but could use some attention. Most only needed some work on the washita stone to raise a wire edge, polish it further with the Arkansas translucent, work the wire edge with a washita slipstone and finally the strops. I use a side to side motion on the stone and feel for the wire edge often. When a certain part still didn't raise tha tburr, i work that part a little longer. It's pretty simple of course. Some had a very steep bevel, and needed the grinder to get them back to a resaonable angle. All in all it took an hour to do all 32 gouges, about two minutes each. It's not a race but it is nice to be able to do this kind of thing relatively quickly.
They're great tools. I hope to use them a bit this weekend.