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adot45

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10-16-2021 10:49 AM

Wanted to try this wood combination, i like it. I’ve only got a couple of coats of bowl finish on so far, that’s why it’s still on the glue block.
I use carbide because I never learned to sharpen HSS tools. Does a skew have to be sharpened on a wheel or could I sharpen it on a Work Sharp?

-- “Often wrong but never in doubt”. Dave in WV.


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TheDane

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#1 posted 10-16-2021 12:09 PM

Does a skew have to be sharpened on a wheel or could I sharpen it on a Work Sharp?

You certainly can sharpen skews (and other HSS tools) on a Work Sharp … I have done it when my grinder motor went south. As a matter of fact, Work Sharp used to make attachments to grind HSS gouges, etc.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#2 posted 10-16-2021 12:18 PM

I sharpen my skew on the same stones I use to sharpen my planes and chisels. If you can sharpen a chisel, you can sharpen a skew.

Nice combination of woods!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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adot45

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#3 posted 10-16-2021 12:21 PM

Thanks Dane and Dave, I’d like to learn to sharpen the few HSS tools that I Do use. The skews and a scraper or two.

-- “Often wrong but never in doubt”. Dave in WV.

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#4 posted 10-16-2021 04:27 PM

great looking bowl what bowl finish did you use? sanded to what grit? thanks

-- My daughter came into the garge when she was small and said I know what your making mom told me Its a Mess

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adot45

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#5 posted 10-16-2021 04:39 PM



great looking bowl what bowl finish did you use? sanded to what grit? thanks

- KCOlsen

Thanks , I use General Finishes “Wood Bowl Finish” put on with a tee shirt. I sand to at least 400 sometimes 600.

-- “Often wrong but never in doubt”. Dave in WV.

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j1440

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#6 posted 10-16-2021 04:57 PM

A beautiful bowl—-this should show those that put down carbide tools what a great job can be done with them.

-- Jim, Kingman, Az

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Nubsnstubs

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#7 posted 10-16-2021 09:36 PM

I don’t see how carbide can not be considered a good turning tool. I have done some turnings that were videoed with the wood shavings looking like wisps of smoke coming off my piece and very slowly sinking down to the ground. I can’t make those cuts with a Thompson gouge (not badmouthing his gouges), they are the only ones I have, but I just can’t make the shavings that thin.

Good job on the Hollow form, Dave. Is that a foot or is the tenon still on it? ........... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson) www.woodturnerstools.com

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adot45

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#8 posted 10-16-2021 10:14 PM

Hi Jerry, you can’t see much of the foot but the seam of the glue joint is the dark foot and the plywood.

-- “Often wrong but never in doubt”. Dave in WV.

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