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Re: Tell me about the adze
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Tell me about the adze ()

John Aniano in Central NJ
Hi Derek,

Having built only two sackback Windsor chairs, I may not be the best to comment, but...

I'm assuming you are using the adze for the initial hollowing of the seat. If you aren't making a lot of chairs, you might consider using only a good, sharp scorp to hollow out the seat. I have two gutter adzes and I probably used them for 2 minutes per seat. You are only hollowing out ~3/4" max, right? Spend 5 minutes and use the scorp, which has lots of control. I followed with a sharp compass plane. My travisher does work, but my compass plane gave a better finish, and was more intuitive for carving, at least for me...

Why when typing the word "scorp" does the software insist you mean to say "Scorpio"? Now that's a question that needs answering!


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