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Shaker Chess Table Shop Notes Turning

Shop Notes – 2017-10-20

October 20, 2017

Turning I brought a fir 4×4 down to round this morning.  I need to sit and sketch out the pattern that I’d like for it, including taking measurements from the article I am working from to lay out for the top tenon and the bottom sliding dovetails. The blank was roughed out with a 1″ spindle roughing gouge.  I then decided to get some practice with the skew chisel.  Taking a 1″ skew to it, I immediately had a catch…

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Hollow Mortise Chisel Handle

October 15, 2017

Earlier this year, I rescued a hollow mortise chisel bit from a garage sale that we held at my parents’ house.  This tool had been hidden away in a tool box for a number of years.  It cleaned up quickly with some steel wool.  A file put a nice edge onto it.  The only thing left to do was to add a handle to it so that I can be put back in service. I have a few pieces of…

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