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Nov 13th, 2016 at 3:00pm
 
Just curious, what do you have your Robo Platform set at when sharpening your skews?  thanks...John
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Reply #1 - Nov 13th, 2016 at 7:06pm
 
Think I set it to 25° but not positive.  Because the skew is skewed on the platform, the bevel isn't an exact match to the platform setting, but the result works well for me.
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Reply #2 - Nov 13th, 2016 at 10:12pm
 
25 is the lowest the robo rest will go. Not being a skew guy, I thought no one went finer than that. Some do. If you need 5 more degrees, a 1/2 inch piece of plywood on the platform will change it about 5 degrees. The platform is stainless, so magnets will not work unless they are in the plywood and on the under side of the platform. As far as I am concerned, the 25 is good enough, but I am a bowl turner....

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Reply #3 - Dec 19th, 2016 at 10:17pm
 
I sharpen my D-Way skews with the Robo set at 30º
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Reply #4 - Apr 8th, 2017 at 7:14pm
 
I sharpen them at 30
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Reply #5 - Apr 9th, 2017 at 12:13pm
 
I use mine at 30* and another one at 40* for other things.  To me it all depends on what you are doings to how strong of an edge you want.  If it gets to thin on the edge it will chip off easier.  Also to me it is not like a regular chisel which you want to be thin or even micro bevel since they are pushed into the wood or if a hammer is used then a thicker bevel, but for turning which the skew goes and cuts a lot of wood you would need a thicker bevel.

I hope I am making sense.
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Reply #6 - Apr 9th, 2017 at 5:00pm
 

John, I am one who uses a couple of angles.  Allen Batty has a video on the skew at the Craft Supply web site.  At about 2-3 minutes into it he has pictures showing more and less obtuse angles. 

Rather than change angles on one skew, I one about 30 degrees and a steeper one for stringy/chippy wood about 40 degrees.   I grind at 600 grit.

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Reply #7 - Apr 9th, 2017 at 5:00pm
 

John, I am one who uses a couple of angles.  Allen Batty has a video on the skew at the Craft Supply web site.  At about 2-3 minutes into it he has pictures showing more and less obtuse angles. 

Rather than change angles on one skew, I one about 30 degrees and a steeper one for stringy/chippy wood about 40 degrees.   I grind at 600 grit.

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