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Another bowl

Im learning.The various tools are getting easier to use except for the skew[Yikes}.Itchy
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***For the record*** Ive made hundreds of guitar bodies,never put one together and cant play a note.
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That is so cool, wish I knew how to do that. Very nice!
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Nice job itchy.
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Looking good, Gary.

Yeah, I know what you mean about skews. I only use them as scrapers, not the way they are "supposed" to be used, which I find dangerous and difficult and unpleasant. As scrapers, they are terrific for getting uniformly rounded edges to the bowls after a gouge has taken the edge down to size. I use flat-nosed scrapers for flat bowl bottoms but find that they don't work as well on the corners as do the skews.

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Another bowl

WTG,nice looking piece.

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Ive been watching too many er shows on television.When I look at and think about using the skew I have this picture in my head where I go to the ER with it stuck in my noggin.Itchy

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Another winner Itchy. Skews definitely take some dedicated practice to become useful. They won't actually hit you in the head when you mess up but it will spook ya.

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Another nice bowl Itchy. Watching you post pics of the bowls you have done has gotten me inspired to make some bowls. I just bought a Barracuda 4 chuck but did not get the right adapter for it so I am still waiting to be able to use it. Hopefully by the end of this week I will be able to break it in.

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i will not use the skew either itchy i get the finish i want with the tools i use. And looks like you do to mate good job

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These bowls get nicer and nicer with every one that you do Itchy. I really love the different woods and the finish. Most of the bowl that I try to create are very thin in nature and I haven't really had my success. Maybe I should try a thicker bowl such as this. I might have a little more luck. Just out of curiosity, how big is this bowl?

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Thanks for the kind words.Ken its about 8 1/2" in dia. and about 4 1/2" high.Each bowl I make gets a little thinner on the walls.If they were made from 1 piece of wood Id go ahead and make them thin walled,but with them being glued up i kinda want some surface area.Lack of faith in glue I suppose.Itchy

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Nice looking bowl Itchy! You are certainly making fast progress,

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Great bowl, Itchy. You are very creative; the bowls you turn are real works of art.
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Skew= the tool you use when you want to ruin the piece your working on.

Practice on a piece of junk wood, it is destine to become that, after roughing it round, hold the skew, long point down, handle lower than the tip, with the shoulder against the wood, which will be more parallel to the work than perpendicular, and ease and I mean EASE the bottom 1/4 of the cutting edge into the work until it starts to cut, stop easing it in and start moving down the spindle taking a light pass, it cuts like a knife and gives you a glass like finish. Almost no sanding required. Until you have a catch, and then you need to get the roughing gouge out again. Been there, done that, several times.....lol

Come on Itchy, have some faith in the glue man, go thin.
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Hmmm!Have I been using it wrong,because Ive been trying to use it with the long part of the point up??Itchy

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