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Just started a new project that my wife asked for, an old fashioned spinning wheel, and my lathe experience is next to nothing. Lots of woodshop projects but I'm sure I need a lot of help on the lathe. I cut the entire 22" rim with a router and fixtures on the drill press. but now I'm starting on the spindle spokes (12)
Where do I learn the correct way to handle a skew chisel? That seems to be the one I'm having trouble with.
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Reply #1 - Apr 25th, 2017 at 4:25pm
 
Welcome George.  Glad to have you with us.

I will opt to the others here when it comes to The skew chisel.  I still have not mastered it after all these years.
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Reply #2 - Apr 26th, 2017 at 12:18pm
 
+1 with Len. Might start with a gouge. Much easier to learn.

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Reply #3 - Apr 27th, 2017 at 11:41am
 
Welcome!
Agree with starring with a gouge--can get it really smooth with it, with some practice.
I do use a skew also but mostly to get a really smooth cut on rolling pins (which are just big spindles anyway)
If you can navigate youtube, I know there are lots of videos about skews.
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Reply #4 - Apr 27th, 2017 at 1:10pm
 
Welcome George
I'll go along with the others, put the skew in the drawer and forget you ever had one.
You can get (much easier IMO) just as good results using an SRG and a spindle gouge.
If you want to learn about the skew, I would suggest having a good supply of practice wood on hand rather than learning on a project in progress.
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Reply #5 - Apr 27th, 2017 at 10:03pm
 
Ed Weber wrote on Apr 27th, 2017 at 1:10pm:
rather than learning on a project in progress

Amen Brother!! Smiley
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Reply #6 - Apr 28th, 2017 at 10:53am
 
Great advice!! I made a few digin's with the skew and put it in the drawer for much later on. Finished the 12 spindles with gouges and scrapers and a lot of sandpaper. The wheel looks pretty good for a first project. I wish I could quit there and just hang it on the wall but the wife wants to spin wool.
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Reply #7 - Apr 28th, 2017 at 12:12pm
 
a Spinning wheel is a lot of work to build. Somewhat more fun to use. My sister and mother both spin. Now that you have this turning thing down  Grin Grin there are a lot of accessories to make. Bobbins, ETC. Just ask the wife


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Reply #8 - Apr 29th, 2017 at 10:21pm
 
Lots of folks love to hate the skew, however if one follows the basics, ride the bevel and only cut with lower 1/3 of the edge, you are rewarded with a finish that needs no sanding. I usually do a few minutes of skew-cersize on a scrap spindle just to get the muscle memory kicked in. I love the skew and use it a lot.
Ride the bevel and hold with your body not just your arms, do the tuners waltz to a suberb spindle finish. JMNSHO, Thumbs Up
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Reply #9 - May 1st, 2017 at 4:32pm
 
Thumbs Up What Bert just said!!!
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Reply #10 - May 1st, 2017 at 8:00pm
 
Bert, I will practice on some scrap. Thanks much, Geo.
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Reply #11 - May 2nd, 2017 at 5:04pm
 
Need a chuck now for this Delta 46-700 that i'm working on. What do you guys recommend. I see so many listings for Nova chucks? Would this be good for that lathe? and should you get the insert type? or one with the 1" x 8 thread already in it?  Are they all the same size diameter?
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Reply #12 - May 3rd, 2017 at 8:35am
 
Buy an insert style chuck no matter what you get. This makes changing and/or upgrading easier and less expensive.
As to what chuck you should get really depends on what type of turning you do.
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Reply #13 - May 3rd, 2017 at 5:57pm
 
Everything i'm turning falls In the 1 3/8" to 1 5/8" dia. range and starting out with 2" square stock. Is there a set of jaws for the Nova chuck that will cover this range?
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