Turning Archive

Re: humbling experience with skew

John C Lucas
Dick brings up a couple of points. Cirst off is to make sure its sharp. Notna little sharp like straight off a 100 grit wheel but really sharp like honed to 1200 grit with a diamond hone.
Second is what i call angle of attack. Typically im cutting with the the edge at about 45 degrees. Move the handle one way or the other to present the edge to the wood at either a more acute angle or a more blunt. I find that a more blunt angle often works better but occasionally a lighter cut with a mkre acute angle works.
Of course usually when i have problems with the skew indo both. A freshly sharpened edge even using a srtop followed by light uts at varying angles.

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