The Robust Large Skew is made from Hardened and Nitrided M2 tool steel and measures 1” across and 5/16 thick. The solid maple handle is 16” long and features a stainless steel ferrule and polyurethane finish. 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 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.
Learn more about the Nitriding process used by Robust tools here.
- Blade measures: 1″ wide x 5/16″ thick and 7″ long
- Handle length: 16″, overall length: 23″
- gentle curve double bevel skew