After making my compass saw reamer, I realized it would be tough to make the matching mortises without a whole lot of effort with the spokeshave. I ran into some other bloggers who made tenon cutters from plane blades. This is my effort, and although not much for looks, it seems to get the job done. The reamer and this tenon cutter should hold me over for a while, sometimes crude tools can make ok results :)
I made the tapered mortise with the reamer itself after using a hand drill to make the pilot hole. The “plane body” (which is a generous term) is a block of poplar offcut, and the blade is from an old Stanley block plane. Here’s how it all comes together, resulting in my very first wedged tapered mortise and tenon joinery, joy!
Overall, very satisfying little tools that I hope to use on a real project soon, thanks for reading!
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