Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Baxter, Tennessee
A very well done video. Personally I would have simply used a spindle gouge. Much cleaner cuts so less sanding. Using a parting tool in that fashion is just scraping which on some woods would leave a terrible finish.
If you skew the parting tool at an angle and rub the bevel it becomes more or less a miniature skew and cuts very clean. I often do that when roughing out my mirror handles. I'll cut the tenon using the parting tool then while I have that in my hand I'll rough out the ball and bead elements so it takes less time to turn them later when I do use the skew.