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Offline Ken S

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a good skew you tube
« on: June 06, 2016, 12:47:00 pm »
As part of my skew sharpening project, I have been researching the skew. Google "screw the skew" to find an interesting beginner level you tube on learning to use only the skew. The practice is centered around making a set of screwdriver handles. Lee Valley sells well made inexpensive shafts for screwdrivers.

I think the video cleverly develops a good premise. By making a set of screwdrivers, the student gets a lot of practice in the basics. The end products are better proficiency with the skew and a nice user made set of screwdrivers. The video interjects many quotes on the value of practice.

A good study video.

Ken

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Re: a good skew you tube
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2016, 03:14:23 pm »
Good video, already watched 13mins of it. Sounds like a regular guy trying to learn how to get better with tools, which applies to most of us.


Offline Ken S

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Re: a good skew you tube
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2016, 07:23:31 pm »
Interesting observation, Andrew. I totally agree. I like the way he combines a lot of basic routine skew practice with ending up with a nice set of screwdrivers. Also noted, he uses a quality set of ground metal shafts from Lee Valley. A class act!

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Re: a good skew you tube
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2016, 04:10:31 pm »
For skew training, I recommend looking at the experts.  The two who come to mind immediately are Allan Batty & Richard Raffan.  Here are some links to those lads and also to some articles in an awesome magazine for woodturners :

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