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Forum topic by Karda posted 04-02-2017 06:07 PM 426 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Karda

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04-02-2017 06:07 PM

I found that I can use a radius skew better than a straight one, but how do I get the curve to the edge without changing the bevel. have a 1 inch skew I would like to change thanks Mike


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#1 posted 04-02-2017 06:45 PM

I changed one once and did it the way Alan Lacer described. Regrind the end to the curve you desire. Then go back and sharpen as normal to that curve.
I tried mine for 2 -3 months then went back to straight. It is easier for me to roll a bead with the short point when straight compared to curved. It is also much much easier for me to hone a straight blade.

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#2 posted 04-02-2017 07:59 PM

ok thanks

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#3 posted 04-02-2017 09:33 PM

It is a choice.
I use the curve.
Just rotate on the grinder platform and hone as usual.
Bill

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#4 posted 04-02-2017 09:49 PM

Here is how Alan Lacer does it:
http://woodturninglearn.net/handouts/sharpening_of_the_lacer_skews.html

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#5 posted 04-02-2017 10:16 PM

thanks for the advice, I copied the article. I am going to see if I can get acostum to the regular grind first. Thanks Mike

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#6 posted 04-08-2017 09:56 PM

Hi, I got my 1” skew and reground it with a curved edge, question how do I maintain the cure on a sander. I prefer the sander for sharpening but it straightens the cure overs sharpening and I can’t figure out how to avoid that, Thanks Mike

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