Wednesday, December 17, 2014
and then this happened
I had been warned that snapping a spindle was likely. Still a pisser when it happens. Not too much of a short grain situation, just got a little rough with it checking the fit of the tenon in the 'go-block'. Shaping down to a mere 3/8, things get a little touchy. Luckily I had a spare milled, but would have liked to keep that one in the bag for a bit further down the road.
I tuned up my 3/8 tenon cutter & started cranking. Some pics of the nice hollow grind on the curved blade: