|Forum topic by TheWoodenOyster||posted 02-29-2016 12:24 AM||506 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
02-29-2016 12:24 AM
I am continuing my quest to make consistently sized round tenons for ladderback green woodworking chairs. I’ve tried the homemade lathe and haven’t been too successful. I’ve whittled them with a knife, but the results are pretty inconsistent and pretty slow.
I am wondering if I ought to give a hollow auger a try? The hollow auger is actually the tool that John/Jennie Alexander recommends in the book “Make a Chair From a Tree”. I am wondering if any of you have any experience with one and if one could be retrofitted onto a power drill (they have the old tapered square bit to fit in a bit and brace)? I basically am trying to get an idea of whether or not I am dumb to invest in buying a hollow auger and trying this. I tried youtube, but the videos are pretty sparse. As usual, I turn to you for advice and know-how about obsolete and bizarre tools ;). Let me know your experiences.
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