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Using a Router and Hand Tools to Shape a Seat.

01-10-2018 04:51 PM by davemoorefurniture | 3 comments »

I’ve used routers many times to do the bulk removal of wood when shaping a solid seat. But, I’ve never done it totally freehand like I do in this video. In the past I’ve made large patterns that a router-on-sled would follow with a collar. Each subsequent pattern requires a different depth of cut and what you end up with is something that reminds me of the tiers of a quarry that undulate along the natural path of the topography, concentrically. It really makes you feel like a human CNC machine. Then, using hand tools, the squared tiers left by the router are scooped out and blended in a systematic fashion. Because I was making only one of these benches, I dec...

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