How to Use Tenon Cutters to Make Log Furniture
Making your own rustic log for nerds can be a very enjoyable process, especially when you own the right tools today. Let me show you one tool, uh, namely the, uh, the virtus tenent cutter, which is a very effective tool and making the, the tenant portion of the tenant joints on, on your log. So I’ll show you today just using a, just a battery operated drill. But normally if you’re doing quite a few 10 ends, you probably want to use a cord, a quarter drill, so you have the consistent power all throughout. But right now I’ve got a, a, a one inch tenent cutters. So even though my log is bigger than one inch, is it going to take it down to one inches as soon as one inch, as soon as it’s done. But the maximum log diameter is about two and a half inches for this size right here.
So what you do is you take the, uh, the, this, the log diet, excuse me, the, the size of the tenant cutter and add about an inch and a half so that you can, and that will give you your maximum log diameter. So one inch, 10 cutter, the maximum log you can put into, it’s about two and a half inches. The two inch 10 and cutter will come to it up to about a three and a half inch log and so forth. So with the various tending cutters, they range in sizes from five, eight, seven inch all the way up to two inches. But let me show you how easy this is to work. All you do is putting a drill so you can use any drill that has um, up to a half of an inch. Chuck with this you set up against the law, try to keep it so that it’s nice in line with the, with the log and it takes a lot of practice at first to kind of get the feel for that while I do just turn it on and watch how quickly it is to get it perfect. One inch tenon every time
but you see that it’s so simple, so fast, it leaves a fairly smooth cut. You have some ridges in there, which actually aid in and when you’re gluing, if he has some extra ridges and surface area for the glue to adhere to. So when you have your log that comes this direction on here, you drill the hole into it. So the log will fit right up over the top and give you a nice snug fit. So with a one inch 10 cutter, you’ll use a one inch, um, Auger bit or force for a bit for cutting out the other side. But it’s a very fast, simple way. So let me finish this off, show you how long, but 10 you can make. It’s about three and a quarter, three and a half inches long with this particular size.
And there you have it. Now we’ve got one end done on, on one log for a, whether they making a table chair, bed stool ladder, a variety of different projects, log furniture. But that’s how quick and easy it is to, uh, to use the law, the Veritas tenon cutters for, for making log furniture.