skew chisel

skew chisel

[′skyü ‚chiz·əl]
(engineering)
A tool used for wood turning that has a straight cutting edge sharpened at an angle to the shank.

skew chisel

1. A woodworking chisel having the edge oblique and a bezel on each side.
2. A chisel used in wood carving which has a bent shank to allow the edge to reach a sunken surface.
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There is a difference, says the man who calls himself Roderick MacLucas, pressing his skew chisel against a rotating chair-leg-to-be that's affixed to his hand-built spring-pole lathe; a difference between a reenactment and a re-creation.
A skew chisel "Shape 2," is a flat chisel whose cutting edge is at an angle to facilitate reaching into tight areas.
The tech staff at Brownells helped me choose some useful tools including the very handy set of Lyons Palm chisels (wonderfully sharp and easy to keep sharp, they are quite helpful removing small slivers of wood for the inlets), skew chisels (aid in marking out the areas to be cut, especially around the tang and triggerguard).