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.