I been at it at the lathe and after someone linked to Bobhams Channel on you tube and yours trully got the inspiration and education on seeing tools cut instead of scrape i gave it ago and what do you know a skew cuts wonderfully and what do you know i got other tools now that cut as opposed to scrape.
BUT.........here is the catch.
I got busy with Bernies Birdhouses had an order from a lady that would like to think she is the boss in my house (no Larry not the MIL) my wife.
SWIMBO wanted 5 turned pronto, and here i thought my time off would be spent entertaining myself in my shop this week.
So i am stuck i can cut with gouges and skews but only from left to right.
For some reason i cannot switch over and go the other way.
So please buddies in the spinny world throw me a life line. My birdsnests are lacking when it come to the lower finial turning.
I even went out and splashed out on some new turning tools. Got me these two babies from Uncle Lee's house of joy and pocket denting.
Purchased a 1/4 inch and 3/8 inch and oh what a huge difference they made compared to the oversize chunks of steel from my Benjamins best kit.
In my view another fine example of buying better tools rather than buying quantity. Gotta speak to that mother of mine about passing on the frugal taste in tools.
But come what may i dont seem to be able to get the knack or hang of going right to left.
S.....O........S ooops SMS. (save my soul)