Well i am back on to turning couch legs.
But given my first attempt I realised i needed to refresh my turning knowledge before just going at it. This is what happens i find when one does not perform a particular operation frequently enough, in my case between the effect of memory fade as i get older and frequency of getting to do woodworking, I go through this each time i get going. ( gets stale fast but what to do)
So i watched
This as one of the videos i am using to get back into my head how to use the various chisels.
This has resulted in a memory jog of a question that i have long wanted to ask but keep forgetting to.
So here goes.
This tool i notice is most often made from rectangular bar stock. Yet when presented to the piece of wood to be turned is expected to be tilted when rested on the toolrest as Brendan says to an angle of 45* .
That says the tool is running on the toolrest along the corner formed between the short side and the wide side of the rectangle of bar stock.
Why has that not been ground flat by turners to essentially provide a greater contact area on the tool rest and more stable deliberate presentation angle.
Surely this would prevent incorrect presentation of this tools cutting edge?
My next question is are there any modifications you guys do to your skew chisels.
And my last question (for now ) is what is the correct or most suitable angle that the whole cutting edge should be both in terms of the two intersection sides (angle 1 in my sketch)making the cutting edge and the overall angle of that edge in taken off the sides of the chisel angle 2 in my sketch.