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Old 09-16-2016, 09:41 AM   #31 (permalink)
 
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the shank on the Magical Skew is Hex shaped not square
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I will look into those.

It seems like I am hearing that either the square or the round head can be used start to finish?
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I will look into those.

It seems like I am hearing that either the square or the round head can be used start to finish?
I've been using mine for over a year now, haven't touched my HSS tools since. It really is a pen turning machine, at least for me. The hefty metal handle is top quality--it's a really beefy tool.

I alternate between cutting and scraping as I see fit. With a reasonably sharp cutter I can easily leave a finish on plastic blanks that require little to no sanding.

I'm sure a tool with a round shaft could also be used this way, but as Bob says, the hex shaft gives you an easily indexed and repeatable angle. If you want to scrape, simply hold the tool flat to the work.

I highly recommend the R2 cutter--it is what I use start to finish, but it will also take square and round cutters.

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Not sure if I should tack on to this thread or start another, but Bob I finally got to use the Magical Skew I won at MPG (My hobby time is limited). But just started to use it on some Xmas items.

Is there a reason the end of the bar is squared off? Its like if I angle the bar just a little over 90 degrees either way the corner hits the blank.

Is it a way to sort of force us to make sure the tool is almost 100% square to the cut?

Just wondering before I take a grinder to the corners. :)
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I just ordered the triple combo, but was able to customize my bar choices. Use code Christmas18 to get 10% off. (There was an IAP thread last week announcing this)
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Cliff,

The tool was originally designed using and 18mm round cutter. But when we got it in production we could not find the 18mm rounds so we used 16mm.
Feel free to grind as you see fit, it is yours.
I have modified one myself.
BTW, we have 18mm rounds now.
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Cliff,

The tool was originally designed using and 18mm round cutter. But when we got it in production we could not find the 18mm rounds so we used 16mm.
Feel free to grind as you see fit, it is yours.
I have modified one myself.
BTW, we have 18mm rounds now.
Ok just making sure grinding the end wouldn't let any magic out.
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