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The use of a bow causes the work to rotate in one direction and then back in the other direction,when turning you only apply your graver on the downstroke,however with burnishing as in the jacot tool the burnisher is applied to the pivot in both directions,forward on the downstroke and backward in the upstroke, this action stops the pivot from becoming scored as can happen if you’re only applying the burnisher in one direction, it takes getting used too but I don’t feel the bow should be classed as “old hat ” I very rarely use it for turning but very often for burnishing, sometimes I use the turns for a small delicate job between centres and this is always with the bow . . .