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Clifton Tapered Spoon Bit

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Clifton Tapered Spoon BitClifton Tapered Spoon Bit
A hand forged carbon steel tapered spoon bit from the Clifton range.

Used by chairmakers for reaming tapered holes in the seats and arms of chairs - in particular Windsor chairs.

When reaming a prebored straight sided hole, the spoon bit is inserted into the hole and rotated in a clockwise direction with a carpenter's brace, until the desired taper is achieved.

When boring into solid wood, the bit should be started in the vertical position and after a "dish" has been created and the bit has begun to "bite" into the wood, the angle of boring can be changed by tilting the brace and bit out of the vertical line; in this way a tapered hole can be bored at any angle.

This is the tool recommended by Michael Dunbar in his book 'Windsor Chairmaking'.

Spoon Length: 125mm (5")
Spoon Widest Width: 30mm
Tang: square

Tool Range: Clifton

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