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#1 posted 07-13-2017 02:42 PM

Only from my perspective…
Riding/rubbing the bevel is from solid or imaginary wood. Consider roughing a square while spindle turning, to start you are only rubbing the bevel on 90% air. This is why stance vs arm movement is very important. The same applies to bowl turning. You turn with your body, not your arms (if your other life is a brain surgeon the you may have steady enough hands to not use your body).

There are four basic cuts, the push cut and pull cut where it depends on if the bevel is leading or following the cut and the scrape or sheer where the flute is almost completely closed but the position of the handle changes.
This video by Lyle Jamieson shows starting a rough turning. Don’t try the two finger cut yet.
He starts with the same imaginary support but it is easy because he is using proper stance and moving with his body, not pushing the tool into the wood so it is very controlled.

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