Wooden Reamer #1: Getting the blade ready

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Blog entry by siavosh posted 01-26-2015 06:41 AM 3379 reads 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Wooden Reamer series Part 2: Wrapping it up »

I’m hoping to build a chair this year, and a common joint in many wooden style chairs is the tapered mortise and tenon. A reamer is a tool used to make the tapered mortise. After reading Jennie Alexander’s guide on making your own (as well as Peter Galbert’s), I knew I finally had found a use for the junky compass saw I had bought as my first woodworking tool.

For the first step, I tried to form a 45 degree bevel on the straight edge. I’ll be honest, this was precarious and difficult to do with my limited setup. I expect to need to do some more sharpening again in the hopes of a useful reamer.

Next up will be shaping the wooden body with my newly acquired spokeshaves.

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#1 posted 01-30-2015 06:54 PM

Looks really good, will move to part two.
Best thoughts,

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

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