Rub the bevel, keep the top point out of the wood; whether your using
the long end down or the short end down. It cuts like shaving your
face (with a straight edge razor!).
With the lathe off, hold the tool against the wood and turn the piece by
hand, rub the bevel and rotate the tool until it starts cutting; or acts
like it's going to catch. This is a good way to see exactly how a
Do a search of this group's archives at google and you'll get more
information about using a skew than you could ever possibly need to
know! : )
Brian Clifford's site is excellent for learning tips. Unfortunately I
don't know the URL right off, I'm sure someone can provide it for you.
My shop and Turnings at