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Posted on Oval skews -- your insights please?

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LeeMills

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#1 posted 06-21-2015 02:49 PM

As far as I know the Lacer skews are very good, made by Hamlet in the UK.
Packard carries the Lacer 1-3/8 for $125.
For the frugal I suggest the Packard “HD Skew Scraper”; only one side has a bevel when purchased. Yes you will have to ease the edges and regrind the bevel on one side. Packard’s tool are also made by Hamlet, same factory, same steel. The 1-1/2 is $83.50 which is the same thickness and 1/8” wider than the Lacer. The reshaping is really easy if you have a disc or belt sander; it can be done on a grinding wheel but is much more tedious.
http://www.packardwoodworks.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=packard&Category_Code=tools-pkrd-hdsks

I lucked out on a close-out at WoodWodwoker’s Supply of three Left Hand Crown 1.5 X 3/8 (also Sheffied UK). Left hand cuts right to left and most cuts are left to right. At 66% off, or $40 each, I couldn’t resist so keep your eyes open for bargains to repurpose.

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