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Project by pbyrne posted 03-19-2012 03:10 AM 2746 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been dreaming of making a set of windsor chairs. So, I have begun making some of the tools needed for windsors. I’ve made this one out of walnut and maple, with a hacksaw blade as the scraper. I based this design off of Eliza Bizarrri’s reamer as the angle is made at six degrees. I used the lathe to get the basic shape then I fine tuned the shape with spokeshaves, bit and brace, block plane, and chisels. I cut a relief ahead of the blade for the shavings to escape.





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DaveBaker

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#1 posted 03-19-2012 10:10 AM

Nice job. It’s always great making something with tools you have made.

-- Upstate New York -- Do what you love and never work a day in your life.

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#2 posted 03-19-2012 03:39 PM

Great idea and a very nice looking tool.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#3 posted 03-19-2012 05:09 PM

Great idea to use a hacksaw blade.
Nice reamer.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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#4 posted 03-19-2012 09:25 PM

That’s a great idea, and using the hacksaw blade, is good thinking outside the box.

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

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#5 posted 03-22-2012 06:58 PM

Excellent! Did you cut a kerf to hold the saw blade? and if so did you do that before or after shaping?
Thanks for posting, very cool shop made tool.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#6 posted 03-22-2012 07:29 PM

Great tool. I like shop made tools.

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#7 posted 03-26-2012 03:09 PM

Since you did that nice making the reamer I can’t wait to see your chairs. Great job. Are you going to make a inshave or a travisher? Jerry

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pbyrne

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#8 posted 03-27-2012 01:20 AM

Jerry – I am working on some designs for a travisher, inshave, scorp and a compass plane. I’ll post the tools when I make them. Thanks for the compliment.

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