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Offline jbasen

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Old Hickory Furniture
« on: July 06, 2017, 10:38 PM »
I'm interested in making some rustic furniture in the style of the Old Hickory Furniture Company (  There isn't a lot of information on building furniture in this style but I think I have most of it figured out.  One thing I'm still struggling with is that on the ends of the hickory limbs old hickory creates a perfectly shaped dome. The dome can be seen on a number of pictures of the furniture on the old hickory web site.

I was curious if anyone had any ideas on how I could reproduce this dome.   

Thanks in advance for the help.

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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Old Hickory Furniture
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2017, 05:02 AM »
You could do it with a disc sander and manually do it. Or maybe you could modify a Forstner bit, a hole saw, or some other style bit to create the domed shape on the end of the piece. I would think you would need a couple different sizes through. Izzy Swan has a few videos (a couple hundred) on YT showing how he made some of his rustic furniture. If you haven't seen them you might want to check it out.
It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?

Offline jbasen

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Re: Old Hickory Furniture
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2017, 06:14 PM »
Thanks Bob.  I've been trying to figure out how to make a cutter and modifying a Forster bit is a great idea.  I'll also be sure to check out the videos

ThNks again