|Forum topic by gljacobs||posted 02-04-2011 04:57 PM||985 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
02-04-2011 04:57 PM
O.k. so I started turning a little while ago (almost two weeks), and some questions are starting to present themselves with all th problems I’ve encountered.
First is the skew…yes the tricky skew.
At first I thought it was my technique, and I’m sure it was, because the steeper angle seemed easier to work with and if I knew the techniques I probably could have worked with this shallower angle. So I then reground the angle back to a steeper pitch and voila’, easy cheesy (or at least better, more progressive practicing, I still can’t turn a perfect cylinder with the skew although I’ve come close once)
So I guess my question is what’s a good happy medium ground for the skew that is decently workable or what are some angles you guys work with? Also what are some good pointers as to avoiding catches and gouges(especially in peel cuts)
I have other questions and I will ask them later in this thread once this topic is address as to avoid a jumping of topics and a more focus discussion.
Thanks in advance
p.s. are there any good videos on that show and explain good technique with the skew and spindle gouges(i.e…angle of skew on the work(rotation), angle of chisel to the work (laterally),