Large Skew with 16” Maple Handle
Our large skew is made of M42 and measures 1” across and 5/16 thick. The edge is beveled 20 degrees and has been hollow ground on an 8” diameter wheel before honing to a razor sharp edge. The cutting edge of the gouge has been ground to a gentle 2” radius. We consulted with noted turner Matt Monaco on the profile of this grind. The 2″ radius of the profile has a small return at the top, adding versatility for cutting beads and adding details.
The lower edges of the gouge have a generous radius to help rolling the gouge to make beads and coves. The top edges also have a small radius. The solid maple handle is 16” long and features a stainless steel ferrule.