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Block aircraft meets the lathe?

Video by Jon Binzen, Modifying by Cari Delahanty

I don’t contemplate myself a turner, extra like a furnishings maker who turns when vital. So after utilizing gouges to take sq. inventory near its completed type, I usually depend on a block aircraft (used on the spinning workpiece) to take away any bumps and obtain a easy taper. There’s no hazard of ruining the work or damaging your aircraft. Set the blade for a light-weight lower and press the aircraft in opposition to the spinning workpiece. This system typically leaves very mild spirals, however they’re simply eliminated by sanding.

Creating the tenons

I usually measurement spherical tenons with an open wrench. It offers me a barely oversize tenon that’s simply tweaked for a good match. I turned all of the components right here to die easily, shoulderless, into their mortises. I believe it’s a cleaner, extra enticing look. Earlier than eradicating every half from the lathe, I took the chance to sand to 220 grit.

Textual content is excerpted from Mario Rodriguez’s Construct a contemporary espresso desk in Advantageous Woodworking #291.


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