Create a Socket


Hello everybody,

the post about the oger-workshop by Pascal have to wait a few day till I get the makro pics shooted by Raffa. I want to use the time to show you my way to produce a simple socket pretty socket.

Step 1: Which kind of wood, I choose a rare tropical wood because of it`s red color and beautiful grain.
Step 2: Cutting the wood in rough peaces.

Step 3: Step by step milling the parts. (as smaller your steps so much better would be your result)

Step 4: Checking the right measure, as the case may be you have to rework the parts.
Step 5: Beveling the parts straight and clean, this is very important!
Step 6: Choosing the perfekt varnish for your socket.

For this typ of wood the perfekt choise is "Hartöl". Hartöl is an oil for a workingstep called "anflammen" or scarfing in english. This oil to raise the contrast of the grain and to shade the hole socket.
Step 7: repeating "step 6" three times. Let the socket dry one day. Finished!


This is the most used way to build wooden sockets, hope it was useful.

4 comments:

  1. Great walk through here. Now to find some wood working tools.. and some wood.. Ohh look the staircase railings.. *whistles away*...

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  2. Thanks for sharing this :) Which tools do you use?

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  3. @ M R Lee

    The staircase railing post isn`t ready yet ;-)
    It`s the only post like this, only to show a socket originates.

    @Avicenna

    For sockets like this I use a standsaw and standmill, for round sockets I only use a lathe. The final work I use sandpaper with 80, 100 and 140 grain.

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  4. how do you bevel the base of the socket/plinth?

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