Author Topic: Split Turning Mortise  (Read 2281 times)

hellmutt

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Split Turning Mortise
« on: August 18, 2016, 09:23:33 PM »
I am working on a chair that has split turnings in the back; this means I need to cut mortises in the upper and lower rail for the split turnings to fit in.

I have not done motises that are actually half round and was hoping for some advise. I believe I can figure it out however was hoping for some insight that might make it go more  a bit easier.

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Re: Split Turning Mortise
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2016, 09:34:18 PM »
I would say carving tool. Or just make the tenon square and than cut the mortise accordingly.

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hellmutt

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Re: Split Turning Mortise
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2016, 09:51:34 PM »
Thank you Freddy, I have also considered changing the tenons to squares..........unsure what would have been done in the late 1600s or early 1700s.

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Re: Split Turning Mortise
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2016, 09:54:28 PM »
If any one is interested I did post about the chair in the chair section. The post is noted as American Arm Chair.