Ditto what Vaughn said. Skews IMHO must be sharpened and then honed. I acutally can shave with mine. Also the other key is to ride the bevel. I got Alan Lacer's DVD "Skew Chisel, The Sweet Side and The Dark Side. Also Stu's video's on you tube are very good. After watching these I practice, practice, practice and then practice some more. I think I am about the only one that actually loves skews as I have 7 from a 1/4" round to Lacer's 1 3/8" big one. Hopefully others will chime in.
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