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Well tonight I finally figured out what that means (IMO it's a terrible phrase) but more importantly I finally know what it feels like to do it properly!

Turning has never been more fun or relaxing! Ribbons... RIBBONS of wood were flying off the tool!

I'm a little pumped and had to tell someone cause my wife really doesn't appreciate what that means.
Thanks for all the info everyone shares!
 

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Try watching Lyle Jamieson on YouTube. His explanation is pretty good. Also try watching John Lucas his technique videos are excellent.

I literally rubbed the Bevel @ 45 degree angle in the direction you wanna travel (this is on a bowl) and raised the tool handle (ever so slightly) until you see just a whisp of wood. At this point small adjustments allow the tool to cut more. It's literally a finesse thing. I used to wear myself out trying to "muscle" the tool. Good luck.
 
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