Turning

Subject:
Re: humbling experience with skew

Mike Mills
Only a possibility by it may be feed rate given a very hard wood. I had a similar problem turning 16" wands for a friend of my daughter, the walnut and cherry went well but the ash was completely different.
Stuart Batty explains some of the problems here even though it is with a roughing gouge. You can see the small spirals and chip out.
https://vimeo.com/54043311

Alan Batty discusses different angles for various hardness of wood here... skip over to about the 2:35 mark.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfeLAHQSbqk#t=15

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