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Old 08-11-2016, 07:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I saw an ad for a Magical Skew made by T. Shadow & CO (DELUXE MAGICAL SKEW - T. Shadow & Co. LLC). I'm interested in hearing from anyone who's used it or who knows where I can find videos of it or something. I've used traditional skews and EZ Wood carbide tools. I would like to know more about this tool.

I'm not interested in a discussion of whether or not this is really a skew. Thanks in advance to anyone who has relevant info.

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It appears to be a carbide tool that is used as a shear scraper. If you want to know how it is to use just take your EWT and roll it over 45 degrees and go. This is a common method used with HSS scrapers. There is nothing magical about it. It is still a carbide scraper, not a skew.
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It's listed on the bereahardwoods website. It says the angle is 30 degrees.
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If there's a video out there on the subject, I would look for it on You-Tube.
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If you contact Magicbob on this site he can give you all the info you might need.
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I make my shanks round for both round and square carbide inserts. I can use them flat or at an angle. Never understood square shanks.
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The Magical Skew presents the cutter at a 30 degree angle to the work.
It cuts it does not scrape.
The shape of the bar allows for repeatable angle placement.
On hard, soft or punky woods and plastics it does not tear the chips away it cuts, and it leaves a smooth skew like finish.
The magic comes in the 2 minute learning curve as opposed to a regular skew.

Berea Hardwoods, Signature Pen Supply, and The Classic Nib all have stock.
Hartville Hardware will be adding it soon, or see the website T. Shadow & Co. LLC.

No videos yet, sorry, but we are working on it.
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I have seen these in person at MPG. In my opinion it is a high quality made tool that allows for a comfortable repeatable angle and provides a more steady angle for a carbide cutter. I almost always address my work piece at a 30-45 degree angle to get more of a cutting action than a scraping action. This would do it for you. Nice work Bob. ;)
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The Magical Skew presents the cutter at a 30 degree angle to the work.
It cuts it does not scrape.
The shape of the bar allows for repeatable angle placement.
On hard, soft or punky woods and plastics it does not tear the chips away it cuts, and it leaves a smooth skew like finish.
The magic comes in the 2 minute learning curve as opposed to a regular skew.

No videos yet, sorry, but we are working on it.
Thanks Bob,

I've looked at it on your site and on Berea's site. I'd like to see it in operation before I buy one so I was hoping for a video, but after searching YouTube, I knew if there were any someone here might know. Looks like a quality product.

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I bought one a few weeks to a month ago and haven't used anytning else. I use the square cutter start to finish. Depending on what I'm doing at the moment I either use it flat to the work or at the 30 degree angle. Works great!
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