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leo Makepeace
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Reply #15 - Dec 21st, 2009 at 6:38pm
 
Robert,

I just re read my post, it did not explain what I meant very well, but the main problem with the Skew is that you need a firm gip and pressed down on the toolrest, all movements are from the other, usually right hand, rub the bevel and pull back and slightly twist in the direction of the cut, as soon as you see dust on the first third of the skew blade, slide it slowly in the desired direction, always with a firm top hand grip. A lot of people never get the hang of using the Skew, to make things easier and with less catches, make a round nosed skew out of an old chissle, this is safer practice and then move onto trying the skew again.

Sorry for the waffle, but I have spent a lot of time digging into the wood and want to help if I can to avoid too many misshaps and you possibly giving up using the Skew, it is fantastic when you get the hang of it, I now use it a lot. Few that was a lot of waffle for me..........need a lie down now. Someone will probably correct me on this, it's just my experience. Try this guys videos, he's quite good at explaining how to do stuff....good luck.Shocked

BTW I find a 45 degree angle along the travel direction cuts best Huh
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Reply #16 - Dec 21st, 2009 at 6:58pm
 
leo Makepeace wrote on Dec 21st, 2009 at 6:38pm:
Try this guys videos, he's quite good at explaining how to do stuff...

Leo,
You didn't give him a link to any video. You twit.  smiley=slap.gif
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Reply #17 - Dec 21st, 2009 at 7:01pm
 
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Chuck, was the advice OK ????????
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Reply #18 - Dec 21st, 2009 at 10:58pm
 
Duff Bement wrote on Dec 21st, 2009 at 3:28pm:
Don't worry about wasting wood, it grows on trees. Start with some old 2x4 ripped down and squared. If you learn how to a make a piece of pine smooth then everything else is gravy.

Ya I'm massing quite the collection of little bits from trimmings off larger logs. I have a lot to work with so I'll just have to take some time and work with the skew until I get it down.

Each time at the lathe is a new lesson. Something is always learned and so far, I haven't had too many major mishaps.
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