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 shaped up in the first part of the blog.
First find the center or just about there (Andy).
Hope it will show out to be worth waiting for.
Even I did quite a lot of fooling around…
Now drill a hole that have the size of the smallest end of the taper that you want.
Finally the reamer gets into that hard wood.
(Actually so hard, that I managed to make a crack in the reamer – grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr).
So here we have it.
The marking you can read about in last episode of the blog.
Saw the bed.
(Not the one you sleep in).
Open it up.
Clamp a blade in place to check if it runs as supposed to.
As you can see it makes sweet shaves.
To secure the blade I will like to use the hole in the blade, but it’s a wee to long…
So mark up what you want to get rid of.
I like to cut the metal with a Dremmel tool, like this it is easy to control the heat.
We don’t want it too hot, the edge will loose it’s hardness.
Then I make the first of the cutting bevel here to save time.
Now sharpening on the wet grinder.
Remember to round the ingoing edge, so the wood will not tear.
As you can see I also cut the other end, just so it was not getting in the way and also it looked more right…
Time to kill and a time drill.
Don’t ask me where that came from…
The hole will be used for a threaded insert.
I also made a hole in the center of an old 2 Mark German coin, just because I like these little details as a thing that will make people wonder in the future. (People might think, this MaFe, was he a German, so I guess I mislead them)...
In it goes.
As you can see I took a chisel and rounded the edges of the wood.
Now all we need is to adjust the blade.
Just as if it was a pencil, it runs really smooth.
Here from the front, where you can see the iron are rounded.
The taper cutting tool.
Here we have the set.
(I made the reamer stronger by screwing in some brass screws).
So we will leave it hanging here among friends.
Thanks for your thoughts, words and inputs, they made the ride even better.
Now I hope I will see some of these come to life here on LJ.
Ok and a little video for the child: http://youtu.be/yOHm23ET32I
Hope it can inspire others to make their own tools.
The best of my thoughts,
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.