Turning with a Skew Chisel
Challenged by the skew chisel? This is the course to overcome fears and problems and discover the amazing capacity of this woodturning tool. Alan will take students through the shaping and tuning of the tool and how to create “scary sharp” edges. Next students will tackle between eight and ten different cuts. From there each student will apply the information learned to create several small projects such as tops, eggs, door stops and tool handles. Often a neglected or avoided turning tool, the skew chisel can become one of the most versatile of tools if turners take the time to learn how to prepare it and present it to the wood. While it’s not a face-grain bowl tool, the skew has a place with any object where the grain runs parallel to the lathe’s axis.