Tapered tenon cutter & mortise reamer

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Blog series by mafe updated 02-27-2015 02:49 PM 5 parts 50726 reads 71 comments total

Part 1: Cutter body from a piece of firewood

02-22-2015 11:34 PM by mafe | 15 comments »

Cutter and ReamerCutter body from a piece of firewood Hi ho there, I will warn you this is going to be a blog as I go project, mistakes will be made, thoughts will be shared and questions will be asked.Hopefully I will end up with a cutter to fit my reamer, perhaps I might even improve my reamer…Hmmmm better just start. These are from the sketch book. This time with a piece of firewood from my friend Michaels old fire wood pile, where I took a few pieces years back.First part ...

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Part 2: Thoughts, testing, drawing...

02-23-2015 11:09 PM by mafe | 10 comments »

Cutter and ReamerThoughts, testing, drawing… Ok, the show goes on and in mysterious ways.This one is most about thoughts, thinking and listening to yours. So this is what it is all about – cutting some wood to shape.Since I am a architect I think better with a pen than a chisel and also I love to give myself the impression of solving a unsolved problem, while I am fully aware it has been done a million times before… First step is thinking and study, thinking mak...

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Part 3: Tapered reamer - making one.

02-24-2015 04:47 PM by mafe | 16 comments »

Tapered Reamermaking one. So in last part we got to test out the cutter principals and I can see we agree the bevel up version will be the version I go for.Before I make the final prototype, I will like to improve my reamer, so that I will have the real setup.The reamer I made back when I made the shaving horse, have two problems, one is that the wood are too soft, so it will tear and break, have started to show the first signs… It was a piece of a old parasol leg, so I had no idea...

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Part 4: Tapered Reamer - testing and final layout for cutter

02-26-2015 11:21 PM by mafe | 10 comments »

Tapered Reamertesting and final layout for cutter The new reamer need to be tested before I cut into the final cutter.First of all for the angle I have now chosen. So I drill another hole in the test piece. And ‘ream’ it. It goes really easy and the cut is fine.So I am a happy monkey for now. Marking the center. Then 20 degrees up from there. The same on the back. Now you can see how they are offset, due to the tapered hole. So I can connect them wit...

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Part 5: Tapered cutter - finale

02-27-2015 02:49 PM by mafe | 20 comments »

Tapered cutterfinale Here we are at the grand finale…Or just me finally trusting I got to understand how it works.So ready to cut into the wood. Yes, I actually think I got it and so well that I can make any size or type I want from now in app a hour, so yes it was well worth the ride, now I have to find some projects, where I can use the tools… Even it was not the purpose, the purpose was just to play and understand. So back to that wonderful piece of beech that I sh...

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