I don’t own a lathe so, when possible I’ve been going up to Pratt Fine Arts and getting lessons from whomever will teach me .. so it’s going very slowly. I tried speeding up the stretchers by the octagon method on the table saw, but I’m a serious novice when it comes to turning.
I started wondering if I could use my shave horse and draw knife to move things along. I spent 6 days in my Windsor chair class shaping spindles so I might be able to pull it off.
Here’s what I did and you can be the judge. I’ll put up more photos as things progress. Oh, and by the way, I think this was really Jason Thigpen’s (@txheritage) idea.
More photos to come.