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post #1 of 11 Old 08-02-2013, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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looking for opinions on this log tenon cutter setup?

Getting ready to make some log furniture. Just painted my kiln (plans from Daren here, thanks for the support Daren )

But have not decided on which route to go with purchasing log tenon cutters.
Ran across this today and thought many here with the experience many have, may have some good input?
I like it, but do have a bottom of the line Ryobi 10 in. 15 Amp Table Saw, so Im sure an upgrade would have to happen?

(always been more of metal worker, than wood...but always wanted to build log furniture as a hobby)

Here is the link:

http://www.cylindermill.com/
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This is what I use.
But your link on that one is interesting.
http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/pag...,42288&p=45539

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This is what I use.
But your link on that one is interesting.
http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/pag...,42288&p=45539
Those are nice. One of the cutters im looking at too.
One thing I do like about this one is if I do decide to make some with the "perfect" smooth finish.

I may have posted this in wrong section here. (as see...im new here, thought have read hours...but skip around a lot since a newbee to woodworking, lol)
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Those are nice. One of the cutters im looking at too.
One thing I do like about this one is if I do decide to make some with the "perfect" smooth finish.

I may have posted this in wrong section here. (as see...im new here, thought have read hours...but skip around a lot since a newbee to woodworking, lol)
I'm not a fan of a smooth finish but I get what your saying.
Give it a Try.

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Dominick...
I dont think I am either. (A fan of smooth finish)
So I guess we just figured out what I think of this unit...lol
But I am looking at the unit more for the tenon making part than the smooth finish.
Im thinking it might be easier going with a kit like above from leevalley?
Matching up the the tenon size to a drill bit may be a pain?

I was looking at a log tonight and thought about it. The smooth finish imho just looks fake. ...and I kniw that many opinions may think im ....well whatever.

I like your sig...."When its rustic......its rustic"

....but this is why im here...to learn. Thanks guys.
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You mentioned you use Veritas log tenon cutters. Do you used the tapered 60 degree cutters or the traditional ones?I ask...because I like the tapered look....without a counter sink. ....and was wondering if the tapered cutters work as well as all the reviews ive read on the Veritas traditional one blade cutters??Thanks for your time..... Kyleominick....
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Yes they're tapered.

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I am new to all this. I am looking to build log furniture. recently puchased a tennon cutter set to use. I really need a lot of good directions to point me in the right direction. My first problem i have ran into is this, i cut some oak legs and let them dry for a couple of months, then i shaved of the thin layer of skin this week so i could clear coat it. The other layer has started busting and i have discovered mold under it. some one please tell me the best way to build oak legs. I need to know everything as i am a newborn to all of this. Thanks in advance, southgawgawoodsman
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Kyle,
The cylinder mill you discovered will allow you to make tennons of various diameters and tapers. It looks to me like a well thought out design that could be copied. as far as cutting smooth, it will cut very smooth, similar to making cove molding on a table saw.
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The cylinder mill looks brilliant. probably need to practice a few times.
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Does look like it would do the job, but pretty expensive for a few brackets and some all thread & nuts. Think I would rather build something like a rotisserie style holder for the wood with a track holding a router running on rails above it. JMHO.

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