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  1. Phil, I know Paul didn’t show a skew, but would you ask him, please, whether he sharpens his turning skew with convex bevels, just like a bench chisel (other than the bevel angle)?

    If you still have his story board, you might want to shoot a photo and post it to make it easier to see.

    1. Definitely not sharpened on the grinder! 🙂 either cone will work. What is important is to have some sort of a never that lets the skew have some sort of an angle that is suitable between you and the spindle that is being turned. It’s really one of those tools that can’t be explained by exact science, although engineers will prove me wrong!

  2. Great project and video. I offer 1 comment related to safety, which I know you feel strongly about. When you used a rag on the lathe to apply finish of the turned knob you might consider offering a warning. This practice is common (and I also do it), however if not careful, the wrag can catch and tie up a finger. I’ve had this happen on a drill press and break a few fingers. I think the practice is ok if one keeps the loose ends of rag under control and only use a point of a wrapped up rag (probably a better way to describe this, I hope you get my point..haha).

    Keep up the great work!

    1. Ouch! Well, lots of safety tips about lathe is never enough. Once my T-shirt’s loose sleeve got caught by the chuck and the only thing that saved my ripcage was the tool rest—of course I ended up with lots of bruises on my chest and didn’t touch the lathe for a few days.

      Overall Paul’s explanation was so beautiful that I could imagine what is he doing just by hearing him talk while my eyes were closed. Such a great teacher to learn teaching from!

      Hope those fingers are fine!

      Cheers

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