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Wood Turning Basics: The Skew Part 2 & The Gouge

Getting a skew, or gouge, to cut is essential to cutting down the amount of sanding necessary to get a turning ready for finish.

Last week I introduced you to the skew, and this week I’m going to add the spindle gouge. Learning how to make both tools cut (as opposed to scraping) is essential if you want to produce the highest quality turned surfaces. Cutting with a skew and gouge is also faster than scraping. I know you[…]

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Wood Turning Basics: The Skew Part 1

The skew is one of the more difficult woodworking tools to master, but it’s definitely worth the effort. If you plan to do any amount of spindle turning for your furniture projects, you can save tons of time and effort with a skew. When used correctly, it leaves a near finish-ready surface. The key to[…]