round ends on a square slat

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10-17-2011 04:02 PM

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Good morning all,

I need a little help. I need to turn down the end of a 3/4” square slat to 7/16” on both ends. I don’t have a lathe. It seems to me I have seen a way to do it with a router table. Did I dream that?



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#1 posted 10-17-2011 04:19 PM

How many slats will need to be rounded?
If it is only one or two, you could do it by hand with a chisel. Many? Build a jig that will hold the slat above the router bit. Rotate the slat above the bit. It’ll be scary, but will work.


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#2 posted 10-17-2011 04:28 PM

There are tennoning bits for a handbrace that do this kind of work…

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#3 posted 10-17-2011 04:57 PM

If it is for a short length, It is pretty fast to do with hand tools. You can use a spokeshave and start by drawing an octagon to approximate your circle. Take the edges down with the spokeshave, then take the new smaller edges, etc.. until you get a round.

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#4 posted 10-17-2011 05:00 PM


I am not familiar with that accessory. What is it called exactly and are those easily found on ebay for example?

-- Yves

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