Routing the dovetail sockets

Unplug the lathe and cut the sockets, using a router and a shop-made jig consisting of a 3/4-inch plywood box clamped to the lathe bed. Make the inside width of the box as wide as the router base plate, attaching the runners so the router bit will cut the sockets with its base plate sitting on them. Next, mark the three socket locations on the column, spacing them 120°

apart. Also mark the top ends of the sockets, 37Ae inches from the bottom of the column. Transfer the socket marks to the lathe faceplate, then rotate the column by hand until one of the marks on the faceplate Is vertical and immobilize the drive shaft with a handscrew (above, left). Cut each socket in two steps, starting with a %-inch straight bit. Adjust the cutting depth to about Vz inch and, aligning the bit with the socket end mark, butt a stop block against the router base plate. Screw the block to the jig. Holding the router in both hands, feed the bit into the column at the bottom and guide the tool along the runners until the base plate contacts the stop block. Repeat with a '/»-inch dovetail bit (above, right). To cut the two remaining sockets, rotate the column until the socket mark for each cut is vertical.

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