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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:





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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.




This is copied onto the stretcher …






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.




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).




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.




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.






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






The completed task …




And how it worked out …







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


Regards from Perth





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