Turning

Subject:
Re: Turning chisel handles
Response To:
Turning chisel handles ()

William Duffield
As an alternative to the microwave oven, Windsor chair makers often build an insulated box with a 100 watt incandescent bulb and a thermostat in it for drying rungs. This gets them super-dry, so you will need to let them set for a few days to reacclimate them to the humidity level in your shop before you fit the ferrule or tang. For chair rungs, the super-dry condition is desired so the tenons re-swell in the mortises after assembly.

Less chance they will fail the smoke test than in the microwave.

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