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1 hour ago, lew said:

Thanks! I'll use this in next "Wednesday's..." post!

 

4 hours ago, FlGatorwood said:

Here is a link from your link that conveys clearly what I was trying to convey in another thread just a few days ago.

 

The 1:00 minute mark is the most important part of drilling on center.  Get that dimple in there.  That method finds perfect center for us.

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Using the toe of the skew chisel scares the daylights right out of me.  I can make something smooth with one and make rings, but putting that point into turning wood is just something that I fear.  

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15 minutes ago, FlGatorwood said:

Using the toe of the skew chisel

Instead of the skew, I use an awe, when the piece is spinning, to make the indentation.

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1 minute ago, p_toad said:

I hate to be dense, but is that "axe" or "awl"???  :BangingHead:

:Laughing:darn new keyboard doesn't know what I want to spell-   a pointy thingy, an awl

 

 

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12 hours ago, FlGatorwood said:

sing the toe of the skew chisel scares the daylights right out of me

 

Using the skew tip to find center in the end grain is completely safe and catch free.  Just make sure the tool rest is set for the tool to hit close to center.  Using the skew makes it possible to counter sink the hole and thus the angles on the tip of the drill bit can find center more easily.  Notice how he lifts his bit to center.  Usually there is play in the tail stock so the bit, used on its own, can easily miss center. 

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I agree with Dan finding center on the lathe with a skew is very simple and not a risky operation. Even if you do not get exact center when the point touches it will drill to center.

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