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Taper tool DIY post
from old saw blade and a piece of wood.

Making my shaving horse I realized that I needed a taper tool for future projects, so I tried to find an old one with no luck, and then I checked the prices for a new and realized I wanted to make my own…

After some looking at the web I found this page: www.greenwoodworking.com and there a fine version that should be quite easy to make from some scrap and a spin on the lathe, so I went for it.
Thank you to greenwoodworking!

You can see the full DIY on the blog here: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/28109

I just saw our LJ friend daltxguy also made one http://lumberjocks.com/daltxguy/blog/19528


Pictures:
1. Tapering a hole.
2. turning the tool body.
3. Cutting of a piece of old saw blade.
4. Sharpening the blade.
5. Taking care of the details.
6. Tapered hole.

Hope it can be to some inspiration, perhaps some taper tools, thank you to greenwoodworking,

Best thoughts,

MaFe

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





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patron

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#1 posted 896 days ago

excellent build mads

and it sure beats those pricey ones

well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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SPalm

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#2 posted 896 days ago

Very nice Mads.
Another well made tool from recycled components.

I like it,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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stefang

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#3 posted 896 days ago

Another shop classic! I can’t wait to make a copy!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Charles Maxwell

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#4 posted 896 days ago

Love it! Useful.

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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bko

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#5 posted 896 days ago

Another lovely little project from the master! Great to see it!

—Brian

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#6 posted 896 days ago

Love it! That jewel should definitely come in handy… Good stuff!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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mafe

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#7 posted 896 days ago

Hi guys,
Thank you for the comments.
After looking at other versions I can see some let the blade go all the way through the tool.
I don’t know if this is better or not, perhaps more easy but less strong…
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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Brandon

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#8 posted 896 days ago

Great tool, Mads. Definitely on my to-do list.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Sodabowski

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#9 posted 896 days ago

What a nice beer tap Mads ;)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 896 days ago

Very cool tool nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Bertha

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#11 posted 896 days ago

Wonderful! I must build one.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Dennisgrosen

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#12 posted 895 days ago

glad to see you havn´t forgotten us totely Mads ….. :-)

is it now you start to take over L J for a while with all those projects you havn´t posted
for a long time …..LOL
or do we have to restrict your time with the none wood curves …. Lucky Luke (the man who spit out
projects faster than the eye can follow )


by Belgick comic serie maker Morris

take care
Dennis

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Beginningwoodworker

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#13 posted 895 days ago

Neat little project!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Martyroc

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#14 posted 895 days ago

Nice job, I will have to add this to my project list

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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jeepturner

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#15 posted 895 days ago

Great looking tool Mads. Thanks for posting it.
Hope you are doing well.

-- Mel,

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