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.
Anne of All Trades giving excellent instruction.
Stretchers pre-shaped on the table saw.
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.
First I created stop cuts on the table saw. See far right leg.
Then, after careful lay out and lots of pencil lines, I trimmed with a sharp draw knife.
Trimming to the stop cuts.
Once most of the waste was gone I went to the spoke shaves and did , finally, finish cuts with my small Lee Valley concave spoke shave.
This is me using pencil lines to make sure I even things up.
Then I trimmed the feet the same way.
And finally I made the rounded top with draw knife and rasps. See next picture for work in progress.
More photos to come.
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