Round Tenons On Square Wood?
Here's a new twist on what can be done with our 90-Degree E-Z Log Tenon Cutter. I love this idea and thank the Finland customer who submitted these photos. This is a great idea for those of you who do not have access to straight logs. I believe these are 4x4's. The 90-Degree E-Z Log Tenon Cutter was used to cut the tenon. This is a very clean look.
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When a customer asked me to fill a 48 square foot area with wood slices at various diameters, I went to the web to look for a calculator. I found two different calculators. One for calculating how many wood slices of the same diameter to fill a specific area, and another one to calculate square footage and cost. I'm sharing those links with you....
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When you buy an E-Z Log Tenon Cutter from Rustic Woodworking, you are not dealing with a big company. You're just dealing with me, Sandy. After 27 years of driving a truck, Now I work in the office by day, and run my woodworking business at nights and on weekends. If you have a problem, just call me and I'll make things right.
Besides all of the other benefits of using an adjustable tenon cutter, one thing I can offer that the big dude's can't, is personal service.
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On the other hand, when you build a log deer using a tenon and mortise, you, or your customer can swivel the head, neck, ears, and even the legs to make the deer look how they want. And since it's not screwed together, they can disassemble it for easy storage, and bring it back out next year for display.
I haven't had time to build any this year yet, but in past years I have sold them for $79 each, plus shipping online. I'd never charge a local customer that much, but there are people who love this kind of stuff and don't have access to trees to build their own.
Right now I have the EZ Log Tenon Cutter (45-Degree) on sale for $149.99. Make two deer and sell them, you've paid for the cutter. Make a few more deer and make a profit.
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I have been wanting to make one of these babies for years. I have searched the internet and I can't remember the name of the guy who initially posted it a few years back, but he had a great idea. If anyone knows him, or can find him, let me know so I can thank him. I'm not going to post his pictures. I'll just post mine.
There has been several times I needed to saw a twig or log in half. I use half-sawn twigs for molding on top of rustic cabinet doors. I have used half-sawn logs to make picture frames.
One thing I found difficult while sawing the logs in half, was to keep it vertically straight while sawing so it would have a flat bottom. Ya know, you think you're eye-ball method is pretty accurate, until you get done sawing and see how the shape of the branch or log totally fooled your eye. It's especially difficult when doing longer pieces, but best practice is to cut longer than needed.....a lot longer.
The other thing that makes it difficult to cut twigs and logs in half are the protruding branches that stick out of the log. Ya love 'em, you want to keep them, but they sure make it hell to cut a straight line.
I did a Windows upgrade yesterday. Irfanview used to be my default program to view photos. Now Microsoft's Window's Photo Viewer opens my photos. Imagine that. Doesn't seem like I can add a photo right now. Same old shit. Struggling back and forth with Microsoft's take-over of my computer.
The 90-Degree Tenon Cutter can cut logs, branches, and even square wood if you're looking for the ease of creating the mortise. It is a total pain to chisel out a square mortice. It is so much simpler to use a forstner bit to drill the mortise, and have everything fit.
You have to pre-drill and 3/8" guide hole for the cutter to to follow. You can drill that hole at any angle. Whether you're trying to join up a stair rail at an angle to connect it to a wall, or if you're intricate with your log furniture building skills. There is a lot more gluing surface, and the EZ-90 is great for rustic table legs. Check it out.