View Full Version : Interesting tool design from yesteryear

05-15-2016, 04:28 AM
Found this in an old engineering book from the 1930's
could be converted for rosette and hole cutting.

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/PICT0021_zpsccqzsggj.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/shiregreenbod/media/PICT0021_zpsccqzsggj.jpg.html)

05-15-2016, 04:35 AM
Roughly 7-8 quid or 10$. ;)

Michael N.
05-15-2016, 05:48 AM
I know that as a 'tank cutter' , which is what I use for rosettes. I replaced the cross piece and made another from ebony. I don't use it in a drill press, just turn it by hand.

05-15-2016, 07:54 AM
They work great in a drill press (slow speed).
I bought one of these http://www.amazon.com/General-Tools-55-Cutter-Adjustable/dp/B00004T7P1 20+ years ago from a local wood shop.

05-15-2016, 09:51 AM
This one is ok at fast speeds...and it cuts the hole out at the same time.....Kevin has a super dooper model like this that's adjustable.

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/IMG_1828_zps1a9f2ac1.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/shiregreenbod/media/IMG_1828_zps1a9f2ac1.jpg.html)