Roger all I can say is practice. Ride the bevel and practice some more. I love a good skew and have 7 of them. I can't tell you how many hours I practiced and how many scraps of wood I made into shavings but once you get it down it is a great tool. On my pens, peppermills and mini birdhouses I use a skew all the time. I can start sanding at 220 grit but most times start at 180 grti. Get and watch Alan Lacer's 2 DVD's on using the skew. I have watched mine at least a half dozen times and still will look at them for a particular cut. Keep at it and it will come.
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