- ... Check Lee Valley. They have round tendon cutters in many sizes. The smaller (Message 1 of 27 , Jul 1, 2004View SourceAt 7/1/2004, you wrote:
Has anyone ever seen a tool you can chuck in you lathe to make round
tenons of a specific size? Kinda works like a pencil sharpener, but
you hold the wood and the cutter goes around. It was used by a guy who
made windsor chairs. Anyone know what it's called and/or who sells
something like that?
Check Lee Valley. They have round tendon cutters in many sizes. The smaller (<1")can be chucked in a 1/4 drill. Others sell the same tool but at slight higher prices.
Awl Knotted Up Woodworking
Valley Center, CA http://www.braingarage.com
- Got any more??? Friends or books, the price is right. Besides, most of my friends are weirding out lately. Must be the heat... Oengus. ... From: ConalMessage 2 of 27 , Jul 1, 2004View SourceGot any more??? Friends or books, the price is right. Besides, most of my friends are weirding out lately. Must be the heat...Oengus.----- Original Message -----From: Conal O'hAirt Jim HartSent: 6/30/2004 5:30:26 PMSubject: Re: [MedievalSawdust] triangle stool> "Masterpieces: Making Furniture From Paintings."
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- Hi, I believe Rockler sells a set of rounding type planes that would create what you are looking for. They are usually found on the same page as the gustavMessage 3 of 27 , Jul 1, 2004View SourceHi,I believe Rockler sells a set of rounding type planes that would create what you are looking for. They are usually found on the same page as the gustav stickley furniture books. I think they attach to a drill.Steve
James Winkler <jrwinkler@...> wrote:Of course.. one way to point dowels on a lathe is to buy a fairly expensive 'pattern follower'... or copy set. You could make consistant round tenons that way... expensive... by consistant... then again... ya' could learn to turn REALLY WELL...Chas.----- Original Message -----From: Joseph HayesSent: Thursday, July 01, 2004 9:17 AMSubject: Re: [MedievalSawdust] Tool for round tenons?
> The tool is called a stail engine or rounder plane
Thanks for the tip. I've seen rounder planes, but all were hand
> Of course these solutions assume that the tenon is the same size as
> the rail, producing straight grained round cross sections.
Here in Ohio, we call that a dowel. ;)
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- eBay has been known to have something like that, for hand augers, not lathes. You wouldn t want to be holding a piece of wood when it decides to start spinningMessage 4 of 27 , Jul 1, 2004View SourceeBay has been known to have something like that, for hand augers, not
lathes. You wouldn't want to be holding a piece of wood when it decides to
start spinning at 110rpm (slowest I know of for a lathe). Instead, clamp
the wood in your bench vise, grab your hollow auger and your brace, and
you are done in a few seconds.
Here is my search I use for eBay:
This is a sample hit that might be what you are looking for, but it really
looks more like a threading auger than just a hollow tenon cutter.
There is also no reason you can't practice until you can make consistent
tenons on the lathe using your standard lathe tools (scraper) and a
For the people doing three legged stools, what was the state of the woods
they were using? Did you use the same wood for the seat as the legs as for
Did you bake the braces before sizing and inserting them into the legs?
By dry heating the wood a bit, it will dry and shrink slightly, expanding
when you have it in the joint, locking the tenon in tighter.
Joseph Hayes said:
> The stool thread has got me thinking about something I saw a while back
>tenons of a specific size? Kinda works like a pencil sharpener, but you
> Has anyone ever seen a tool you can chuck in you lathe to make round
hold the wood and the cutter goes around. It was used by a guy who made
windsor chairs. Anyone know what it's called and/or who sells something
Haraldr Bassi, Frosted Hills, East
haraldr at drakkar org
- ... If you re using turner s joints (round tenons), you can t go much less than 2 inches on the posts without producing a very weak joint. The smaller theMessage 5 of 27 , Jul 2, 2004View Source--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, rikwolff@a... wrote:
> 1.) Don't skimp on the hardness or the diameter of the legs;If you're using turner's joints (round tenons), you can't go much
> no less than 2 inches, if you ask me.
less than 2 inches on the posts without producing a very weak joint.
The smaller the diameter of the post, the closer together the
mortises are and the less wood there is in between them to hold
An alternative is to use a square tenon on one rail and a round one
on the ajoining rail. The round one goes through the square one,
locking it in place. It lets you do through tenons (common in
period) and also leaves a stronger post.
> The depth of the round mortices for the horizontal pieces isWhen using turner's joints for the top seat rails, I always make the
> the only source of lateral stability (fighting against sway
> and what I can only describe as corkscrewing: you attempt a
> swivel, and the poor joints bend to allow it; next thing
> you know, CRUNCH).
tenons long enough that they intersect, and miter them so the ends
joint together snug. You can stagger the lower rails so they don't
intersect, or they only partially intersect and lock each other in
However you do your tenons, plan on there being some tension in the
horizontal rails. Even with a drill press, you probably won't bore
the mortises precisely on every post. This tension can help hold
everything together though; I've got stools with no glue or pegs,
they're rock solid on just the internal tension of the rails and
- I have also seen one where your wood must be cut square, It goes in a square socket that you while pushing the wood through a box with blades in it. This letsMessage 6 of 27 , Jul 2, 2004View SourceI have also seen one where your wood must be cut square, It goes in
a square socket that you while pushing the wood through a box with
blades in it. This lets you cut longer tennons if needed. But, it
does not go on a lathe.