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Woodturning with Skew chisels
Jan 27th, 2012 at 9:47am
 


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Reply #1 - Jan 27th, 2012 at 12:48pm
 
I recognize that CATCH!
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Reply #2 - Jan 27th, 2012 at 12:56pm
 
I saw that too.  I think there was a smaller catch right before that also.
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Reply #3 - Jan 27th, 2012 at 8:54pm
 
That is called a hurry up catch.  Not bad scew work none the less.
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Re: Woodturning with Skew chisels
Reply #4 - Jan 27th, 2012 at 11:48pm
 
I think at one time or another we all have had that catch, I watched it a couple of times and I believe their were three total, only two were really visible in the beginning, the last two were very minor near the end. I agree... nice skew handling! smiley=thumbsup.gif
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Reply #5 - Feb 27th, 2013 at 8:21am
 
Is your skew profile curved?
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Reply #6 - Feb 27th, 2013 at 7:28pm
 
I am impressed... To use the toe and heel of the skew like that.. WOW!!!
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Reply #7 - Nov 24th, 2013 at 7:50am
 
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Re: Woodturning with Skew chisels
Reply #8 - Nov 25th, 2013 at 5:50pm
 
Steve Rollinson wrote on Feb 27th, 2013 at 8:21am:
Is your skew profile curved?

Steve, Ron posted this video, but the turner is Jake Gevorgian whom you can catch on YouTube.  Jake is one heck of a wood turner, and watching him use a skew is truly like watching a dance.  I love to watch him turn. 

He really doesn't talk to his audience during his videos, but always has a great music selection to enhance them.  That's our loss unfortunately, since I would really like to have him tell us about the approaches and techniques he uses.

I have seen Jake use the Alan Lacer style skew, and he calls this one a cheap Alan Lacer type skew on the YouTube uploader's comments.  He has another video showing the real deal Alan Lacer skew and the Sorby oval skew on YouTube.  His peeling cuts, especially the V peeling cuts are terrific.  He uses both hands, which I also find more natural than predominance with my right ( Not that it does me any good you understand, I just find it more natural Tongue ).

It would appear that he has ground these skews to a Raffan grind (slightly curved), or Lacer grind with a flat section going to a curved section.  He is just as good with a traditional grind, and if you go to his YouTube videos and search on skew, you'll find examples of him using both grinds.

I heartily recommend watching him work, as well as watching John Lucas's videos on the skew, since John carefully explains what he is doing.

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Reply #9 - Nov 26th, 2013 at 1:20pm
 
Well, a skew master for sure. I found it interesting that when working the very tip of the finial, you could actually see it bending down a tiny bit. I will probably never get that good with a skew.

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Re: Woodturning with Skew chisels
Reply #10 - Nov 30th, 2013 at 12:50pm
 
robo_hippy wrote on Nov 26th, 2013 at 1:20pm:
Well, a skew master for sure. I found it interesting that when working the very tip of the finial, you could actually see it bending down a tiny bit. I will probably never get that good with a skew.

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Robo, you're forgiven, since I watch your videos for tips on bowls.  I suspect that you would be trying to do that with a 3/8 ths inch thick  scraper. Grin
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Reply #11 - Nov 30th, 2013 at 1:23pm
 
One clip I need to do is one on the 'Big Ugly' tool. 3/4 inch bar stock, 30 inches long, with a 3 by 3/4 by 1/8 inch piece of tantung soldered onto both ends. Used by the coastal Myrtle wood turners here in Oregon. I watched a master turn delicate light house spindles with it. Plunge peeling cut in and a couple of delicate twists, and you have one element of the finial. Repeat till the finial is 3 or 4 inches long. As clean as any skew can do. Leaves you with your jaw hanging open. So, yes, it is a scraper. I do use the fluteless gouge for some finial details.

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