The skew chisel is an often overlooked tool in wood turning, but it has a variety of uses from roughing a spindle blank to producing intricate grooves and beads. In this excerpt from the video Turning Wood, master woodturner Richard Raffan demonstrates an exercise to improve your skills at turning beads on a spindle. The technique is applicable for making turned table legs, bed posts, or other decorative objects. 

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Turning Wood

Learn woodturning by looking over the shoulder of a master turner. Practice basic faceplate and spindle turning techniques and find instruction for six turning projects.

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