The Robust Medium Skew is made from Hardened and Nitrided M42 tool steel and measures 3/4” across and 9/32″ thick. 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 tang is rectangular, but will fit the 5/8″ handle system.
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 1 1/2” radius. We consulted with noted turner Matt Monaco on the profile of this grind. The 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: 3/4″ wide x 9/32″ think and 9″ overall
- Tang size: 9/16″ wide, 9/32″ thick; ~5/8″ diameter
- Tang length is approx. 2″