|Project by WhattheChuck||posted 12-01-2008 03:13 AM||1529 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
Had to post this to go along with my other project.
I bought a reamer from The Windsor Institute. I was a little worried when I got it because I didn’t have the measurements for the taper that would be required to fit into the reamed hole.
I e-mailed Mike Dunbar, the Dean of the Institute, to ask for the measurements. He reminded me that chairmakers are stupid, and can’t remember measurements. Ream a hole in a block of wood, cut the block in half, and use that—and so I did. It works great, and you can tell if your stump will have a good tight fit, because the gauge won’t wiggle on the stump, which you can measure when the leg/post is still on the lathe.
-- Chuck, Pullman, WA