During the Lost Art Press Open Wire, a reader asked if I would post a video on how I turn tenons. I’m not a fancy turner, but I can make a respectable tenon. When I make a bunch of chair parts, this is how I prefer to do it.
Here are the tools shown in the video (because someone will ask. We are Never Sponsored.)
Crucible Engraved Center Square
Conover Lathe (now out of production)
— Christopher Schwarz
7 thoughts on “How I Turn Tenons on the Lathe”
Thanks for producing this. I just purchased a used sizing tool, so it was good to see one in use.
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Darn… thought you were going to show pre tapering a tenon before using the pencil sharpener. Tis was great to see though. Thanks!
Great video! Just what I, as at least one of the requesters last week, was hoping for. Thank you very much! Hopefully it didn’t take you and Fitz too terribly long, but those things always take way longer than expected. Much obliged.
It goes without saying… you are an excellent trainer.
I was fascinated and I don’t have or even want a lathe!