Turning

Subject:
Belt Sander

Doc Green
My preference is to use a small hand-held belt sander mounted upside down and provided with a simple tool rest. Its advantage is that it gives bevels that are dead flat as opposed to the concave bevels that come from a grinder. Here's a link:

https://www.docgreenwoodturner.com/sharpskew.html

I use a 180 grit belt. Once the skew is shaped - given the preferred included angle - simply touching up the edge with a diamond hone is all that's required. Taking a skew back to the sander is seldom needed.

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