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Homemade tools for tapered mortise & tenon joinery

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Project by siavosh posted 02-07-2015 11:56 PM 1499 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I posted the build details in the blog section, but basically the two tools consist of a compass saw blade reamer (Jennie Alexander inspired model), and a matching taper tenon cutter which I’m hesitant to call a tool because it’s not exactly something you show off except for the fact that it seems to get the job done at no cost! Used the tools to make my first practice wedged tapered tenon joint. Hoping to use these tools for some upcoming projects.

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mafe

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#1 posted 02-08-2015 11:00 PM

Looks really nice and the last picture with the shaves in the mouth of the Japanese kanna makes me smile extra.
Way to go my friend.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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#2 posted 02-08-2015 11:47 PM

Thanks Mads :) Results are pretty crude, but a cheap way to get into this type of joinery.
Cheers,
Siavosh

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mafe

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#3 posted 02-09-2015 10:28 AM

Less is enough, some times even more. ;-)
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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#4 posted 02-09-2015 10:50 AM

I saw this before, but I did not comment because I didn’t understand what I was seeing. I just typed some questions, which as I typed, seemed to answer themselves.

You’ve created a tapered dowel maker as well as a tapered hole maker… Hence, tapered mortise and tenons. ;-)

This is excellent! Should be getting more responses, but maybe others were like me in not getting it on their first look.

Thanks for sharing it. Great project. Great tool set!

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#5 posted 02-09-2015 05:04 PM

@Buckethead, haha you’re probably right. I don’t know much about the correct terminology, just ended up describing the results. Thanks for the comments :)

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#6 posted 04-12-2015 03:12 PM

Sort of like a giant pencil sharpener? I too do not know exactly what I am looking at, but it looks very clever and seems to be doing a great job for you. Excellent innovation! The compass saw blade reamer is interesting. Would you smooth the tapered mortise with a finer rat tail file after? Great work siavosh.

-- Rodney, Arkansas

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siavosh

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#7 posted 04-12-2015 10:41 PM

Thanks Rodney, yeah I should of made the post clearer, these aren’t actually my invention. Mafe actually has some great blog posts on how to make nicer ones. I haven’t used them yet on my chair build that I just started. I’m not sure yet how well they work or if need to file down the rough mortises. Stay tuned :)

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#8 posted 04-13-2015 01:07 AM

Definitely! :) I can’t even begin to imagine making chairs. Someday though.

-- Rodney, Arkansas

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