Videos Of the Month
The not so terrible Skew
You can do just fine without a skew, but for some things it is unexcelled: spindle surfaces, clean "V's" and sand free surfaces. Also tenons and face cuts. Peeling, and more.
Brian Havens shows us the peeling cut
Deceptively easy if we apply principles we already know with other tools. One or two skew chisels are cheap, and so useful in producing quality spindle turnings it is well worth the effort to become comfortable using them.
Brian Havens' Tour on Skew Grinds
The most thorough and open minded presentation on the pros and cons of the benefits of different "included angles," skew angles, and curved vs straight edges. This will help you pick the one or two best skew profiles for you and your uses.
Above Brian Havens helps immensely to give us faith that we can master the skew. See HERE.
Below Brian shows us the best skew grind. Hint: It "depends" See HERE