|Forum topic by TheWoodenOyster||posted 02-27-2016 03:00 AM||522 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
02-27-2016 03:00 AM
I’ve been woodworking for a while now and have really explored most or the dark and dusty corners of the craft. My most recent kick has been green woodworking a la “Make a Chair From a Tree”. It in turn led me to wanting to turn my tenons on my rungs. So, I made a lathe from my corded drill and it really turned out pretty well. Now to try to turn something not round into something round. That’s where the problem starts.
I am using a 5/8” wrench sharpened to make 5/8” tenons … in theory. But, I’m getting a lot of chatter and the tenons are not coming out straight or smooth. Do I need to round the rungs before I get after them with the wrench tenon-cutter? I am thinking maybe the piece has to be in the round before the tenon cutter will work right.
Any tips from anyone who has done this before?
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