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#1 posted 09-11-2018 05:51 PM

Looks good.
I had watched Stuarts video years ago and even have some cutoffs in a bucket which I have never got around to trying. His stock appears to be much small (in relation to his 1/2” round skew?) and he leads with the short point.
Maybe leading with the short point puts more support behind the petal to turn it up resulting in longer petals. I assume the lathe speed and feed rate will also play an important part.

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I tried Stuarts approach as best I could. The camera angle left a little to be desired, for me. Also, it appeared he was almost on top of the workpiece. I just couldn’t master it. For me, leading with the long point is super easy and works!

I think to get longer petals it’s just a matter of the first cut being longer, that is, push the skew towards the headstock further. That also leads to a domed flower, which may be desirable. I didn’t really try different speeds and how much material you are taking pretty much dictates how fast you can push the skew. It’s a matter of feel, really, but learning it comes quickly and I did not perceive any danger, at all, in making these flowers.


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