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When making a recess or tenon on the bottom of a bowl, the tail stock usually needs to be removed to allow access to the bottom of the object, but it is possible to make a tool that can be used for this purpose and you can retain the tail stock support.

 

This tool can be made from an old skew that is too short.  A  1/2" square skew is preferred.  Grind off the bevel points of the skew and grind the flat at about a 45° angle.  The recess is cut using the notch in the bottom of the skew.  Match the angle of your dove tail jaws.  Then cut the upper angle to match the tenon angle of your jaws.  A negative rake can be ground into the top surface of the tool if desired.

 

The diagram below is looking down at the top surface of the tool.  Set the tool rest so you are cutting just below center with the tool held horizontally.

 

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Mission Statement

Our goal is to spread the gospel of the art and craft of woodturning.  We do this through community events such as festivals and craft fairs; and through individual members selling their creations at craft fairs and juried art festivals.

American Association of Woodturners

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Susquehanna Woodturners is a chapter of American Association of Woodturners.

Meeting Schedule

 

Currently Susquehanna Woodturners meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Harrisburg Woodcraft location, 3831 Union Deposit Rd (Union Square Mall), Harrisburg, PA 17111 and via ZOOM.  Members start to arrive for conversation and camaraderie at 6:00pm.  Meetings start at 7:00pm, and visitors are always welcome. 

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