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Tools and Techniques => Carving tools and techniques. => Topic started by: hellmutt on August 18, 2016, 09:23:33 PM

Title: Split Turning Mortise
Post by: hellmutt 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.
Title: Re: Split Turning Mortise
Post by: Freddy Roman 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.

FR
Title: Re: Split Turning Mortise
Post by: hellmutt 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.
Title: Re: Split Turning Mortise
Post by: hellmutt 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.