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There were a lot of times I wanted to make a blade with a narrow fuller but didn’t because I didn’t want to go through the process of making a tool for it. Hopefully I can save someone else the trouble!

 

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Here is a piece of 1018 forged from 1/2x2” to 3/4” square. I punched the hole to leave some more steel around the slot for the cutting bit for a set screw. Mechanically, the end would be the best place for it, but from my own wood-handled scraper, I know that it’s nice to have something to hold onto so I plan to forge a bent tang on the end to add a second handle. I also forged a drift but I want to grind it before I use it to ensure good alignment of the bit. For the cutting bits, I have some 1/2” square high speed steel blanks. The one I made a while ago used W1, and while it works well enough, I figured I would upgrade it for this one to save the recipient some sharpening. The blanks are 4” long, so I think I can make them 2 sided, unless it seems to be a cut hazard. 

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Cranking along on this, trying to forge before it gets too hot. I decided to make two of these. Whichever comes out better will go to the KITH and I’ll keep the worse one. 
 

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Here’s one of them after drifting the socket and forging one of the tangs. I wanted to leave a lot of weight in the handle for stability and rigidity. 
 

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Here they are after forging. The next step is to drill and tap a few holes to add the screw securing the bit as well as a stop to allow for (hopefully) easy scraping of fullers a precise distance from the spine. 

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On 9/3/2022 at 3:05 PM, Brian Dougherty said:

Ooh, I like where this is going.

Yeah, me too!

 

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Starting to get there! I still need to fix up the threads at the base of that set screw hole for the stop and make the wood handles but then the tool itself is done! I think it would be better to make single sided cutting bits for ergonomics and safety, I plan to make a set for a number of different radii (maybe four) and throw in a blank or two for whatever the recipient might think up!

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So, this is held inline with the blade rather than across it?

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

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8 hours ago, Joshua States said:

So, this is held inline with the blade rather than across it?

Indeed it is. It’s set up to use the blade as the primary guide. The long handle will hopefully allow for fairly precise adjustments to the angle of the cutter to reduce chatter and make it easier to stay on course. On the first one I made a few years ago, I found myself wishing for a handle on the front end, so this one will have wooden grips for both hands. 

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It’s in the home stretch! 
 

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I ground four different cutters: 1/2”, 3/8”, 1/4”, and 1/8”. I also made two “blanks” which are just cut to length and have the corners broken on one end. 
 

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The handles are pretty simple, everything is nice and rounded to accommodate a variety of grips. All that’s left to really do is to put oil on the grips. I want to do some testing of the cutters to make sure they work as intended, and then it should be ready to ship out!

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It’s done! The pull stroke seems to have less chatter, but the push has more power. You do need to get a bit of a “feel” for the cutting to make it work, just like its less sophisticated predecessor. 
 

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