Controlling V-cuts
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I'm practicing cutting equally spaced, adjacent beads and trying to freehand the required equally spaced V-cuts with the tip of my skew. I mark the spacing with dividers but try to eyeball the depth and side angles.

These cuts are not coming out uniformly enough for my liking. Can anybody explain how to get more uniform V's or give me a reference to an article with that kind of information?
I don't want to brag, but some of my wood is on its 2nd or 3rd project!
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  Re: Controlling V-cuts by DaveLeard (I'm practicing cutti...)
(12-19-2018, 01:15 PM)DaveLeard Wrote: I'm practicing cutting equally spaced, adjacent beads and trying to freehand the required equally spaced V-cuts with the tip of my skew. I mark the spacing with dividers but try to eyeball the depth and side angles.

These cuts are not coming out uniformly enough for my liking. Can anybody explain how to get more uniform V's or give me a reference to an article with that kind of information?


Old boys would use a bruzz.  Not many around nowadays. http://www.hansbrunnertools.com/2016%20S...uzz600.jpg Upper is the bruzz.

Bedan, straight chisel or beading tool - not a skew - is the tool I'd use.  Mark the peaks with one color pencil, bottom of the valleys with another.  Use your thinnest parting tool to fix the the bottom of the valleys, then use a straight chisel to roll the beads.
Better to follow the leader than the pack. Less to step in.
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  Re: Controlling V-cuts by DaveLeard (I'm practicing cutti...)
I am much better with my straight chisel than skew at most any chisel work.
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  Re: Controlling V-cuts by DaveLeard (I'm practicing cutti...)
I'll use a pencil to mark where I want the point to be then plunge the skew into the line and try to get it nice and deep before working the bevels on either side. Practice on rolling the skew into the cut is the best way to become proficient. As  you can see I have room for improvement.

   
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  Re: Controlling V-cuts by DaveLeard (I'm practicing cutti...)
Appreciate the tips, they've been very helpful. My lines of cuts are beginning to look respectable -
I don't want to brag, but some of my wood is on its 2nd or 3rd project!
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  Re: Controlling V-cuts by DaveLeard (I'm practicing cutti...)
I'm not a wood turner by any account, so when I had to make a few dozen rosettes with multiple beads an d a button in the center, I ground a file to shape four small beads with a single cut. I also found it useful to make several matching honey dippers with two cuts.
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  Re: Controlling V-cuts by DaveLeard (I'm practicing cutti...)
As with most things is a lot of practice and using different woods also.  That way you will know how to do it on wood that is hard to work with and wood that is easy to work with.  I practiced for 6 months or so and also still practice on scrap wood that is still left in the chuck or between centers.
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