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Old 08-12-2016, 08:42 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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I bought mine at MAPG and have not regretted it. It is my go-to tool for pens. It makes quick work of alumilite, PR and Corian. No more chip outs.
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Won mine at the last bash. Works fine as advertised. I've even turned metal (mostly nickle silver) with it. My only complaints are that I wish the handle was longer and that a square cutter (no radius) was available. I know its designed mostly for pens, but for me, I would like it at least 12" instead of about 6" handle. The no radius cutter is needed to make 90 degree tenons. Still a good tool and a nice addition to my set.
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We sell (and use) The Magic Skew at the Classic Nib - It does all it is advertised to do. Regarding the radius versus square cutter mentioned by Bruce - While the tool comes with a 15MM radius cutter please be aware that any 18MM square cutter will fit the handle. Also when I spoke to Bob at MAPG he said development is already in the works to make the tool handle longer. I have large hands and the current handle is a little short for me.
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I bought a round carbide Magic Skew at the MPG and used it for about a month and then I ordered the Magic Skew with the square cutter. Both tools are fantastic and all I use presently. Worth the investment.
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Would this tool work on inlace acrylester?
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It's my guess it would be hard to get a smooth long taper or straight long cylinder with it. The advantage of a real skew is the you have the long bevel, and it acts like a hand plane. Nearly all carbide tools suffer the same disadvantage. They cut only as smoothly as you can move it along the tool rest.
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Thanks for all the testimonials. I guess this is next on my tool list.
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Thanks for all the testimonials. I guess this is next on my tool list.
Thanks for asking this question. I have had trouble with anything but round shafts because so far square shafts act like scrappers. I have my perfect scraper and nothing else comes close (for me.) This one is square but presents the cutting blade at an angle. Seems intriguing.
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Old 08-13-2016, 09:21 AM   #19 (permalink)
 
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I have been following this thread, and intentionally did not post for a bit.

Disclosure: Magicbob is a friend of mine, we both are active in the Ohio IAP Chapter and have gone together to the last two MPG's as well as the last MAPG.

I wanted a few others to give some opinions first.

However - I did a "pre-production" test-drive on the Magical Skew earlier this year. I was very impressed with the MS.

Hank: The tool shaft is not square riding on it's point - it rides on a flat, with the shaft on an angle.

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Some of the tool; some with comparisons between the Easy Wood Round; and of my tool. Note: Magicbob did not have handles at this time, and as Bruce has indicated, you may want to go with a longer handle; I believe mine is about 14".

The three blanks are: #1 - Cherry, # 2 - Walnut, # 3 Oak

The tight grained Cherry had a noticeable advantage for the Magical Skew; the Walnut and Oak, less so, but still a cleaner cut.

These are my opinions only.
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