Hand Tools

Re: Tapered reamer
Response To:
Tapered reamer ()

William Duffield
You could start with the idea of a Windsor chair reamer (Google images will give you ots of examples and links to instructions for making them and starting them. These usually use a long piece of saw steel supported in a groove in a turned tapered wooden holder. Since the hole you will want to taper is a bit smaller than the holes used in chairs, you'll have to scale it down a bit, or as Warren suggests, ream it out with the tang you need to fit.

An alternate, quick and dirty method I sometimes use, if I don't expect to need to ever replace either the tool or the handle, is to drill a non-tapered hole and roll out a work of plumber's epoxy putty, drop it into the hole, and push the tang in behind it. Cut off any putty that squeezes out.

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