|Project by Oldtool||posted 08-13-2012 10:12 PM||2288 views||7 times favorited||27 comments|
This is my first completed turning project, have been practicing on spindles but not worth saving, and there was catch after catch with the skew chisel. Got to the point where I finished it with a spindle gouge so I wouldn’t waste the wood. What I’ve seen done in YouTube in 5 minutes, took me about 3 hours.
I have searched the internet and Youtube for information on how to properly use a skew, but can’t seem to get the hang of it from what I’ve viewed. My main problem is working left to right, going downhill, as with the lower half of the handle. It feels very awkward using the skew this way; it seems I need to stand to the left of the project, with the skew handle close toward the center of my stomach, almost as if a crossed hands position. I’m right handed, and while doing this my left hand is on the tool and the rest.
So, if any of you know where I can see good reading material or videos on the internet, please show the web address in a response.
My confusions lie in the areas of: proper height of the rest when using a skew; proper body position with respect to the work; and how high on the work the skews bevel should rest.
I appreciate your help, and happy woodworking to you,
Thanks for viewing.
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