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Yep, got mine from my Dad. One just like Jess's.

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I remember drooling over them at the hardware stores but just couldn't bring myself to spend the $$'s.

I just used my old cheap compass (think it came from G.C. Murphy or maybe F.W. Woolworth) from elementary school which I still have to scribe along on a piece of paper or cardboard, then cut out the pattern. Course Patch with all that cheap Texas oil & gas you probably had a little more pocket money to make an extra trip or two to the Hardware. I had to wait for grocery shopping day.

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43 minutes ago, Grandpadave52 said:

I remember drooling over them at the hardware stores but just couldn't bring myself to spend the $$'s.

HF has them, $4.99  :JawDrop:

 

https://www.harborfreight.com/6-inch-contour-gauge-907.html

 

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My BIL gave me one that came from Sears. Rweally do not use it now in Turning but will have to try at Lew's suggestion

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This is taken from my website, "Building Han's Wegner's The Chair":  http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/TheChairCoping.html

 

The first step is to trace the intersecting curve at the leg with a contour gauge.

 

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This is copied onto the stretcher …

 

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The coped end of the tenon is chiseled out with a gouge. I only have a couple of crank necked gouges, rather than the preferred straight gouge, but the largest is a close match for the curve of the leg. The curve still needs to be nibbled away.

 

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By far the most useful chisel for this process was a 1/8” bevel edge bench chisel. It was used to help remove the waste from the end (below), and along the shoulder (see later).

 

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The next step is to deepen the tenon with a tenon saw and then remove some of the waste in a diagonal cut against the tenon cheek.

 

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The coped ends must be left unmodified, however the waste along the cheek can be removed a little deeper than the coped ends. The 1/8” chisel made quick work of this.

 

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The outer edge of the shoulder must be pared to a low angle so the join between the stretcher and leg is minimized …

 

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The completed task …

 

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And how it worked out …

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The full build is here (scroll down):  http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/index.html

 

Regards from Perth

 

Derek

 

 

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