Cutter and Reamer
Cutter 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 is to square it up, so I can work on it.
(Please notice I gave the planner a new fence, might blog that, took pictures).
After a few light passes, this is where we are.
I don’t set the cut too deep, so the planner will not dig into the wood.
A few more and we are close.
Once flat you can flip the flat side against the fence and use this as reference.
Like this you will get two reference sides.
Here you see how it slowly gets closer to square.
Once you have the two sides you can square it all up on the table saw to your desired width.
We got the wood ready.
(Thought it was fine to show this step for once).
Then on to the lathe.
Just in the center of each end.
Mark up for body and handles.
Shape a little and pare to make the sides app the same.
I kind of like this.
Some detail, but not too much.
(I like tools that look like tools).
We got a body for a tapered tenon cutter.
Think I will use this block plane blade since I have some extra of these.
The reamer (Jennie Alexanders inspired, thanks) is one I made back when I was making my shaving horse, but I will modify it here and show how to make one.
From the shaving horse blog: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/28109
In next part I will be making some prototypes and sharing all my doubts…
But I can tell by now I will love to get ideas about cutting angles and bevel up or down suggestions, even I will try out a few.
Hope it can inspire others to make their own tools.
The best of my thoughts,
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.