New Yankee Workshop Episode 9811

In this episode, 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.

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


Last updated: 21 June 2009

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