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Looking for suitable tool

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:19 pm
by Mych
Hi I’m looking at constructing a ‘log cabin’ and I’d like to construct it in the way commercial unit... I have 44mm stock but I need a suitable tool that could be used to create the grooves in the stock. Anyone with suggestions?

Re: Looking for suitable tool

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:56 pm
by davidpidge
Router table or spindle moulder. Easy with either.

Re: Looking for suitable tool

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:36 pm
by Mych
I have a router table. The router will take 1/2” bits. Could somebody recommend a bit... I expect the more groves the bit makes the more force is required by the router. What would be the recommended number of grooves? Would one bit that did all the groves in one pass be better than a tool that I would have to use on many passes and adjustments. I’m new to woodworking by the way.

Re: Looking for suitable tool

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:22 pm
by 9fingers
Sorry I don't follow this? What are these grooves for?
Do you mean the cut outs at the corners of the building where the timbers interlock.

Whatever the application, I recommend Wealden tools for router tooling

Bob

Re: Looking for suitable tool

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:54 pm
by thatsnotafestool
On that scale I'd have thought a bow saw or chainsaw more suitable.

Or am I confusing Uncle Tom's Cabin ?

Re: Looking for suitable tool

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:33 pm
by woodsmith
If you want to replicate the interlocking toothed joint you get on some log cabins you would need a decent spindle moulder with a power feed.

Re: Looking for suitable tool

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:51 am
by Meccarroll
A picture of what you are wanting to achieve would help with providing suitable answers. Is there a possibility you might provide a photo?

Re: Looking for suitable tool

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:31 pm
by Mych
Example of groves I need
Example of groves I need

Re: Looking for suitable tool

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:12 am
by Meccarroll
Mych wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:31 pm
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Thank you for the picture. It is still not clear to me what you actually want to achieve?

The picture you have posted does not look like any part of a log cabin to me. It is at least something to work by so cheers for posting.

The grooves (ribbed part on the top edge) looks like they could be made using either a spindle moulder with a cutter block or you might try a router and appropriate cutter.

The cut out section ( the U shaped cut) could be made on a radial saw using dado cutters or by a hand skill saw and jig to cut down to the right depth then clean out the remaining wood with a sharp chisel.

I'm sorry if I'm not much help but at least I've tried. I'm sure others will also chip in.