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Old 12-26-2017, 11:09 AM   #21 (permalink)
 
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One thing I don't see mentioned is the angle of the bevel. That can make a huge difference.

I struggled, on and off over several years to learn the skew. Then I was fortunate to have a very experienced Turner invite me to his shop. In about 2 hours I was doing planing cuts, peeling cuts, V cuts and even rolling beads with the skew. There were 3 steps to learning this.

First, ground the skew to the proper bevel angles.
Second, he taught me the proper way to hone the skew and told me I should do nothing but hone it for the next several months. No need to go back to the grinder for a long time.
Third, proper technique and practice for each cut.

I couldn't believe it only took a couple hours with some hands on instruction to learn it after so many hours of watching videos and trying to learn on my own. In addition, about half of that time he wasn't even standing with me, I was just practicing on my own while he did some work on another lathe.
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One thing I don't see mentioned is the angle of the bevel. That can make a huge difference.

I struggled, on and off over several years to learn the skew. Then I was fortunate to have a very experienced Turner invite me to his shop. In about 2 hours I was doing planing cuts, peeling cuts, V cuts and even rolling beads with the skew. There were 3 steps to learning this.

First, ground the skew to the proper bevel angles.
Second, he taught me the proper way to hone the skew and told me I should do nothing but hone it for the next several months. No need to go back to the grinder for a long time.
Third, proper technique and practice for each cut.

I couldn't believe it only took a couple hours with some hands on instruction to learn it after so many hours of watching videos and trying to learn on my own. In addition, about half of that time he wasn't even standing with me, I was just practicing on my own while he did some work on another lathe.

What angle was the bevel?
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One thing I don't see mentioned is the angle of the bevel. That can make a huge difference.

I struggled, on and off over several years to learn the skew. Then I was fortunate to have a very experienced Turner invite me to his shop. In about 2 hours I was doing planing cuts, peeling cuts, V cuts and even rolling beads with the skew. There were 3 steps to learning this.

First, ground the skew to the proper bevel angles.
Second, he taught me the proper way to hone the skew and told me I should do nothing but hone it for the next several months. No need to go back to the grinder for a long time.
Third, proper technique and practice for each cut.

I couldn't believe it only took a couple hours with some hands on instruction to learn it after so many hours of watching videos and trying to learn on my own. In addition, about half of that time he wasn't even standing with me, I was just practicing on my own while he did some work on another lathe.

What angle was the bevel?
It's a 25* included angle for the bevel. The long point to short point angle is 70*.

I'll also mention that we used a piece of green (fresh cut) Cherry ( it was a branch) about 2.5" in diameter. My instructor said it was one of the best woods for teaching the skew.
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Thanks for the info. I'll check that to my Skew, I can't seem to get a good cut no matter how sharp it is. I have suspected the bevel and/or angle is off. Just haven't had time to look into it.
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I have heard many that the length of the bevel should be 1 1/2 times the thickness of the skew shank.
Some will use a shorter length bevel on some materials such as inlace acrylester.

The angle most often seen is 70 degrees as stated. Alternatively, the radius shape is popular with many turners. One can change the angle of the edge to whatever works for them.
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I finally got my Multitool belt grinder.Since I am not that good at free hand sharpening, I had to use parts from 3 sharpening systems.The Wloverine, Tormek and the Multitool.I hve already been using the Tormek and Wolverine together on my 8" grinder.So I modified it to fit the Multitool System.Now I can get a perfect flat grind on my Skew chisels.I hope it will be a little easier to use the Skew with a flat Bevel.I am still waiting for some finishing belts before I try it out.I would have went with the Sorby system But over 400.00 was a little high for me
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