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A tine 15* Mvfe! angle

A so a line 30" sro'ile angle

Squaring the end of a spindle with the long point of the skew

Squaring the end with the long point.

Squaring the end of a spindle with the long point of the skew

Long point - pointing cut

The point is used for squaring ends of spindles, chamfers and vees. In these cuts it is only the point of the tool that does the cutting.

Take a rounded piece of soft wood - 2in (51mm) diameter, 4 6in (102 152mm) long, lin (25mm) wide rectangular skew chisel lathe speed 2,000rpm. Tool rest at centre line height, XXin (XXmm) away from the wood, extending at least 2in (51mm) beyond the area to be cut. Put the long edge of the chisel (flat) on the rest with the tool upright. The skew of the chisel will ensure there is clearance between the long cutting edge and the finished surface.

Line up the bottom edge of the bevel in the direction of cut. to take a very thin cut. Stand behind the tool in a dynamic stance, facing the direction of cut. Hold the handle with the power grip. Back grip for the support hand, putting the back of the hand against the tool rest. An alternative grip is the hook grip. Raise the point about 20'-30° then firmly and slowly push the point into the wood, in line with the bevel, keeping the bottom edge of the bevel against the cut surface. Follow a straight line path with the point heading towards the centre line. Slide the tool out along the cut surface and repeat the process as necessary.

Squaring the end

As general procedure with:

1 Line up the bevel square to the lathe axis.

Line up the bottom edge of the bevel with the angle of the chamfer to take a very fine cut (both the chamfer angle and the skew angle of the chisel will ensure there is clearance between the long cutting edge and the finished surface).

Using the long point to make a vce.

Power and hook grips while turning a vee.

Using the long point to make a vce.

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