Some of the applied turnings on the cupboard are nowadays called “bosses” (we have no idea what they were called in the 17th century). I make them by gluing two pieces of maple to a center strip, in this case, walnut. It takes a little fiddling around to get the thickness of the segments. In this one, I highlighted the circle that indicates the finished thickness of the bosses with a pencil – (the things I do for the blog, must be getting soft in my old age.) The glue is hide glue, which is easily reversible…
The next step is to turn it on the lathe; first the blank is made into a cylinder; then the length of the “bosses” is marked and then cut with a skew chisel.
For the skew chisel shot, I stopped the lathe & shot the photograph…but that’s the skew starting down to the end of that oval.
Then I split them off the center strip by striking a chisel with a mallet…after having steamed the finished turning a bit.
Now this batch is done, ready for painting & varnishing.