Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Baxter, Tennessee
Yea that's probably something I should have mentioned. When I'm just using the skew I raise the tool rest. I prefer cutting at about 10:30 to 11 oclock. I don't always to that because I will often be switching back and forth between spindle gouge and skew.
I base tool rest height no just on where it cuts on the piece but how the tool contacts my body. I do as much turning as I can using my body to control the handle rather than just my hands. In order to do this really well the relationship between the cut, the tool rest and where the tool hits your body is important. Consequently I adjust the tool rest height a lot.