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Old 04-14-2018, 08:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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I also will second the spindlemaster and using the roughing gouge. I use both to this day (well, maybe last week).
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:35 AM   #12 (permalink)
 
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One tool you do not hear much of any more but was all the rage back in the day for pen turning was a spindlemaster. great for beginners.

http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/p/...-Spindlemaster
That was my first introduction from carbide to HSS to eventually a skew.

I bought a pretty narrow one; I like it and should use it more often. I also brought the Sorby.
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:38 AM   #13 (permalink)
 
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If I were to start with anything but carbide, I would never have started penturning. However, that is just me and my impatience, limited attention span, and other flaws. Now I seldom touch carbide.
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Old 04-15-2018, 06:57 PM   #14 (permalink)
 
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I'm with JimB. Most pens I turn to final using a very sharp roughing gouge. Rarely need to sand.
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:20 PM   #15 (permalink)
 
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I would have her stay with the spindle roughing gouge. What cut is she making with the roughing gouge? A straight in scraping cut....drop the handle and do a peeling cut.....or angling the roughing gouge to the blank for a planing cut?
This is the sequence I use teaching pen turning or spindle turning.
I find a new Turner picks up these concepts quickly and can can be using planing cuts both right and left handed with very good results. Use the roughing gouge from start to finish.
Also use a few learning blanks which are drilled to 1/4Ē to fit right over the mandrel( No tube).
What they donít realize is that the angled planing cut is exactly the same as using a Skew in planing mode!....then a Skew is no problem.
Have her give it a try.....and report back.
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Old 04-24-2018, 03:45 PM   #16 (permalink)
 
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A negative rake scraper might be less scary than a skew.

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Old 04-24-2018, 11:31 PM   #17 (permalink)
 
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Put the pen aside and mount up an 8 or 10 inch piece of 1x1 or 2x2. Let her pracice with all the tools and find the one that works best for her. Back to basics. You might be surprised at what she'll acomplish.
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ What Mr Vic said
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My grandson, 10 years old, took a class at Woodcraft. He used a roughing gouge for the entire pen. We have used a round nose scraper in my shop. IMHO, a skew can be frustrating for a beginner. I'm still learning to use one.
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Roughing gouge, skew as a scraper, then skew where needed, she should follow that order. A skew on a small diameter is safer and easier to learn on than a large diameter. She's not doing beads and coves.
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