testing 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 with a line and like this I have my cut marked up.
Then all I have to is try to follow the line.
Better than last time.
It’s the one to the right, just about perfect.
I nail the cut of to the back again for easy clamping.
Looks really good.
Happy I am.
A piece of beech wood.
A little to the rough side, so I sharpen the blade…
That’s perfect now.
Look at those shaves.
Really it’s that easy.
Can be done with a broad chisel also.
If you are not into making a dedicated tool as I am aiming for.
See you soon for the final part of the blog, where I will be making the cutter.
Hope it can inspire others to make their own tools.
The best of my thoughts,
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.