New Yankee Workshop Episode 2124

In this episode (originally aired in 1998), building a chaise lounge, Norm used the following tools:

An infrequent no-new-tool episode.

Norm demonstrated a clever technique for knocking the square edges off tenons to fit in rounded mortises made by a router. He used the same fence setup as he did for the shoulder cuts, but he placed an auxiliary fence on the table top—much like a horizontal feather board would be placed—allowing access to just enough of the saw blade to knock off about ¼" off the corners off the tenons.

Another nifty technique was to use a stop pin on the sanding center and a locating pin on the wheel blanks in order to sand them perfectly round.

The safety speech included video of a crosscut operation on the radial arm saw.

Field trip was to a railroad trestle demolition site on the Great Salt Lake, Utah, managed by Trestlewood.

New material for this project filmed on 16 July 2008.

This episode was processed based on the full length original broadcast by PBS.


Last updated: 28 June 2009

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