Using a Pipe Cutter to Cut Tenons in Dowels and Walking Sticks
posted on June 1, 2009 by Woodworker's Journal
Cutting tenon lines into a cane To cut tenons into dowels, walking sticks or canes quickly, clamp a pipe cutter to the body of the piece and spin it.

I make walking canes from tree limbs fitted to their handles with a round tenon. Cutting straight, even tenon shoulders around my cane sticks used to be difficult until I discovered that an ordinary pipe cutter is perfect for the job. I clamp it to the stick and give it a spin to score a neat, clean shoulder line. I carve the tenon from there. The pipe cutter also works well for scoring shoulders on dowels. Give it a try!

posted on June 1, 2009 by Woodworker's Journal
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