Wooden Reamer #2: Wrapping it up

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Blog entry by siavosh posted 01-30-2015 06:34 AM 1618 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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With the blade ready, it was time to finally really use my new spokeshave. The result isn’t as elegant as I hoped for, but it seems to do the trick. The compass blade provides a very slight taper, but I think that’s what’s recommended for most chair work. We will see.

<< Sorry about the side ways pictures! >>

Next, I’m hoping I can start to work on the matching spindle shaver to make a matching tight tenon.

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#1 posted 01-30-2015 01:49 PM

Very cool. That’s really building a chair from the ground up.

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#2 posted 01-30-2015 03:41 PM

That’s a really neat hand tool build of another old school hand tool. Roy Underhill would be proud!

-- Ed

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#3 posted 01-30-2015 06:59 PM

Really a fine tool you have made, interesting to see you sawed all the way through, so the blade must be held by the compression or?
I made one also and to avoid the shaves get stuck I cut of a ‘groove’ in front of the blade.
You can see what I mean here:
Best thoughts,

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

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#4 posted 01-31-2015 04:12 AM

Thanks folks!

Mads, if I knew you made one I would have studied it before making my own :) It’s interesting, I thought they all were sawn threw, but I guess they both work. And yes it stays in there because of tightness of fit, and it self centers as you use it, so it should be ok in that respect. I’m not sure if the taper angle is too small, but after I make my taper plane, I’m going to see if it works out ok.

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