The Robust Medium Skew is made from Hardened and Nitrided M42 tool steel and measures 3/4” across and 9/32″ thick. The solid maple handle is 12” 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 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 7″ overall
- Handle length: 12″, overall length: 19″
- gentle curve double bevel skew