|Forum topic by dmann||posted 03-11-2009 03:47 AM||2452 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
03-11-2009 03:47 AM
So after having a regular old double sided 3/16” parting tool for a while I picked up a thin kerf tool to make pen turning a little easier. Well that was the plan anyway :)
Can someone explain to me the proper way to present this to the wood?
I am used to using a regular parting tool so I figured I would attempt to use it that way. I tried to present it angled edge down with the angled edge rubbing and ease into a cut but it started digging into the wood and I had to pull it away. It left a very jagged rough cut.
I flipped it over so the angled edge was up but I decided agianst presenting it to the wood, it just looked like it was going to dig in and I was already gun shy from my first attempt.
-- David / Durham, NC