Cutter and Reamer
Thoughts, 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 makes me think of a pencil sharpener and those sexy shaves they make.
Then looking at pictures online, vintage cutters on E-bay, new from Veritas, other people’s projects and all that jazz, thanks. I can see a lot of people have problems making them cut; many end up with a fixed scraper…
That’s nothing more than cutting angle. My guess is that we need to think no more advanced than making normal shavings with a hand plane and so I’ll aim for a bevel op blade, in this way I can hone the blade after the type of wood and go from 20 and up, so this will be what we aim for. Also the shaves need to be able to get out through a mouth and it will be nice to be able to adjust the cutting deepness a wee bit.
Ok – professor, make some shavings…
First a hole in a piece of wood, wooooooohoooo I make shaves.
Then the hole are tapered with my taper tool.
(will show how to make one in next blog).
Kind of fine.
Even it’s a scraping action, not a cutting action.
Now some marking up.
The bed need to be almost on top of the hole and have size so the iron can be mounted.
I choose 20 degrees.
The trick is to follow the tapered hole.
And transfer this 20 degrees to the back side, from the center top and out.
Then you can connect the lines from front to back and see where to saw.
(Is that understandable?
Then saw down for the mouth opening.
And down the line.
So the Siavosh C-clamp setup.
I use the cut off on the back to give the clamp a good grip.
Since the hole was a little low, I use the bevel down here and it works strikingly well.
Guess I could end the blog here and put the firewood in the fireplace…
Naaaaa I set out to make that tool.
I just have to keep my focus…
And correct a few details a wee bit…
But for now we got a pair.
Less is more, but here also too much.
So I will go on with the project.
First some thinking and drawing again.
This is what I am planning, what do you guys think?
What is your thoughts on iron placement, angle, bevel up or down?
In next part I will be making a new reamer, using the old reamers blade.
Hope it can inspire others to make their own tools.
The best of my thoughts,
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.