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My Redesigned Roorkhee chair – day 3

I didn’t have much time last night, but I did take the chance to turn down the legs for the chair. I need to trim off the top end to do the arms that I wanted to work on next, so I had to do the turning first because when I start cutting into the ends, I won’t be able to hold the leg blank in the lathe any more… I am a complete novice when it comes to lathe work, so the legs are not as creative as I would like, but at least they all match in the end. The majority of my turning was done with the roughing gouge, then followed up with the scraper and sand paper. I discovered that I don’t like turning oak as much as walnut. The oak is stringy and porous, and prone to ripping out chunks where you do not want them ripped out. This chair is a prototype, so I can always remake the legs later if they look too bad…

Leg blank ready for turning

Leg blank ready for turning

Turning the bottom taper

Turning the bottom taper

Top turned

Top turned

Sanding down the legs

Sanding down the legs

Trimming the foot

Trimming the foot

Trimming the top

Trimming the top

All four legs turned

All four legs turned

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