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Project by DonR posted 04-07-2012 01:53 AM 1057 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a practice piece getting ready to make some setting maul style gavels for my Masonic brothers. It is a soft maple head and a padauk handle friction set in place. I was very happy to get the mortise and tenon milled close enough to set in place without any glue

-- Don Riney, Arlington TX, --- Using a lathe involves breaking years and years of training and sticking a sharp piece of metal into rotating machinery.





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murch

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#1 posted 04-07-2012 06:28 AM

Nice job Don. It might loosen over time with out glue though.

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#2 posted 04-07-2012 12:53 PM

It might get loose as the moisture content of the wood changes. But it will probably still be living with me so I can glue it then :D

-- Don Riney, Arlington TX, --- Using a lathe involves breaking years and years of training and sticking a sharp piece of metal into rotating machinery.

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#3 posted 04-08-2012 01:53 AM

You might want to think about putting a fox wedge in it. In case you haven’t done that before, saw a kerf in the tenon, size a wedge that will fill the kerf tighhtly and bottom out in the mortise, put ‘em together and drive it home. Nice piece.

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DonR

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#4 posted 04-08-2012 02:58 AM

Interesting Idea.. I might just try it.

-- Don Riney, Arlington TX, --- Using a lathe involves breaking years and years of training and sticking a sharp piece of metal into rotating machinery.

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#5 posted 04-08-2012 07:35 PM

Wow a difference a Day makes!. I had let this sit and hadn’t messed with it since posting. Today I picked it up and though it felt solid, The handle would turn in the mortise. I took Kenn’s advice and added a fox wedge. nice and tight now. Thanks!

-- Don Riney, Arlington TX, --- Using a lathe involves breaking years and years of training and sticking a sharp piece of metal into rotating machinery.

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#6 posted 04-11-2012 03:33 AM

I’m glad that worked! I’m never sure about posting advise telling somebody what to do, I’m happy it worked out for you.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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