Taper tenon handplane jig - for any reamer. (Post)

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Project by mafe posted 12-24-2020 12:03 PM 2615 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Taper tenon handplane jig
tenons to fit any reamer.

Most of my reamers are antique or home made, so to go and buy a tenon cutter for each would be impossible, the bought once are quite a few, so it would be expensive – so this is where this idea came, by thinking can I make a simple solution to this…

This post is from the blog:

1. The jig.
2. Scrap with reamered hole.
3. Making the jig.
4. Shaves.
5. Tapered dowel.
6. Less is more.

Hope it can be to some inspiration, or legs to sit on.

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas.

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

13 comments so far

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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 12-24-2020 12:27 PM

Another brilliant MaFean idea. Well done, Mads!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 12-24-2020 02:22 PM

Shop made is always better!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 12-24-2020 03:58 PM

That’s a creative and clever solution!

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

View Phil277's profile


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#4 posted 12-24-2020 04:45 PM

Two thumbs up. :)

-- The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. From a sign on a surfer bar in So. Calif.

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#5 posted 12-24-2020 06:05 PM

Good way to get them Lazy block planes some extra work:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#6 posted 12-24-2020 07:35 PM

Good idea

-- Petey

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 12-24-2020 08:43 PM

Mads, my old boss said you always appreciate a tool better if you make it your self. With all your hand made tools, you have to be totally appreciative working with them in you shop….............nice work, my friend…......Cheers, Jim

I have a beer for you tonight and wish you were here to have one too!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 12-24-2020 09:01 PM

That has certainly put an interesting spin on things!

-- Regards Rob

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Rob Drown

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#9 posted 12-25-2020 06:46 AM

Mads, that is really clever. Well thought out, very simple, well executed and just plain smart. Well done.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#10 posted 12-26-2020 01:49 AM

Ingenuity at work, strong and effective. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

View mafe's profile


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#11 posted 04-10-2021 08:34 PM

Hi guys,
This is one really made me think why did I not think of that before, so I was happy to see the positive comments.

Dave Polaschek, honestly I was proud of this one, laugh. Big thanks.
lew, I could not agree more. ;-)
Calmudgeon, big smile thanks.
Phil277, yabadabadooo!
Andre, yeps, we can’t have them rusty. :-)
Peteybadboy, thanks. Love your LJ name.
Jim Jakosh, Ohhh I would love to share that beer, I’ll open one here for you. Yes I do often feel lucky and blessed to have a shop full of self made tools, but even more happy for all the skills that my hands learned making them, a creative freedom, when the hands do what the mind tells them.
robscastle, Laughs, keep it spinning.
Rob Drown, A big warm happy smile here thanks.
swirt, less is really more at times. Thank you der Swirt.

Best of my thoughts to all of you,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#12 posted 04-11-2021 05:53 PM

Wow, great idea!

-- Devin, SF, CA

View mafe's profile


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#13 posted 04-11-2021 07:45 PM

Thank you Devin, best of all it’s so simple that it’s almost stupid.
Smiles and best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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