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Two walnut hubs.

Two walnut hubs.

 

Two walnut hubs.

One of them is threaded…

one of them is not.

The one that isn’t has a larger diameter hole drilled so the threaded dowel will pass down through it.

It’s the one in the back without the dovetail sockets.

These will be glued and doweled together after they’re rounded and strengthen the sliding dovetail joinery.

With the lower hub drilled, I made a template and shaped the two hubs.

They could have been left square, but I decided to round them over and scratch some beads into them;

I wanted to give them an industrial feel and the beads as you’ll see, fit the bill.

 

Trace the pattern on the hub stock and at the bench hook, saw away the corners of the hubs to create a rough octagon.

Trace the pattern on the hub stock and at the bench hook, saw away the corners of the hubs to create a rough octagon.

 

Refine the shape using a rasp, file, scraper and finally sandpaper.

Refine the shape using a rasp, file, scraper and finally sandpaper.

 

This cutter has three flutes to make the process go a little faster. After each pass, the beading tool fence is adjusted and the beads are scratched into the walnut.

This cutter has three flutes to make the process go a little faster. After each pass, the beading tool fence is adjusted and the beads are scratched into the walnut.

 

Walnut hubs with beading complete.

Walnut hubs with beading complete.

 

Once the beads were complete, I pre-finished the parts and get ready for the glue-up.

The two lower walnut hubs are glued and doweled together making a much stronger hub system.

The lower frame will be glued up next time…no videos for that, but I’ll share some recovered images and text.

Here’s a video showing the above steps~

enjoy!