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George Stratton
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Reply #15 - Nov 11th, 2017 at 12:39pm
 
I find that the only thing I can use the 1/2 skew for is that the 1/2 inch one I have is at the perfect angle for putting a dove-tail recess on the back of something to fit my chuck jaws. Just lay it flat and plunge at an angle and clean out the center. Works great but anything else is just catchs and they look dangerous. Geo.
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Reply #16 - Nov 11th, 2017 at 4:29pm
 
Skew is a 4 letter word.... I am getting the feel for it, well better than I used to. I do find them handy for peeling cuts, which can be for sizing, and for a finish cut on spindles. I never had much luck with a good finish cut with a skew on spindles, until I got a 600 and 1000 grit CBN wheel, and had better luck when I took those grinds to my Tormek honing wheel. I must have been doing hand honing wrong forever.

The convex grind works better for curved shapes rather than a straight line cut, and the standard skew works better for straight cuts and V cuts. Well, for me. I do prefer gouges for coves and beads though.

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Reply #17 - Nov 11th, 2017 at 6:30pm
 
Definitely a learning curve, but I don't know how I would get as flat a cut along a flat section of spindle with any other tool than my 1" skew.
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Reply #18 - Nov 11th, 2017 at 6:40pm
 
John Grace wrote on Nov 11th, 2017 at 8:42am:
As once famously said Ron...'this one is strong with the force'.

Seriously though...question for context, what type of work do you do?


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Reply #19 - Nov 11th, 2017 at 7:50pm
 
Ron...wonderful work, very refined and elegant.
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Reply #20 - Nov 12th, 2017 at 10:59am
 
Thank you
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