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Hi Everyone,
I was walking through the park today and came across this bridge. I can not understand how they made the top and bottom of the vertical pieces rounded. I suppose it would be easy enough to do on a wood lathe except for the fact that this piece would not spin very evenly, or would that not be a problem? I am very curious to know if there is any type of hole saw/drill bit that could go over the end of any such piece of timber and leave it perfectly round each time to be inserted into a hole made by a hole saw, such as in my attached photos?
Thanks for any ideas and advice, Brendan.
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post #2 of 4 Old 11-04-2013, 02:02 AM
where's my table saw?
 
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no lathe required

these will do it:
http://www.amazon.com/Lumberjack-Tools-TTA2000-Industrial-Shoulder/dp/B000FIQU9M/ref=sr_1_2?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1383544846&sr=1-2&keywords=log+tenon+cutterand a big arse drill to power them.

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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post #4 of 4 Old 11-04-2013, 07:34 AM
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Leevalley carries a line of tenon cutters and mortising tools for rustic work like that.
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