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how can i make uniform diametre ends to coppiced poles?

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Daniel Dyboski-Bryant05/03/2010 22:12:18
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Hello one and all,
I'm new here and I have quite a specific question. I am planning to build a geodesic dome from coppiced hazel poles. I need to find an efficient and effective way to make sure that all the ends are the same diametre because i have to fit metal or plastic pipe over the end for the connectors.

I have tried:
   a draw knife - takes ages and not very exact.
   a sort of pencil sharpener - quite good but leaves pointed ends. I need straight cylinders (anyone know the name for that tool?)
   I have seen a jig set up for a router - efficient and fairly quick
any other ideas

Edited By sparky on 05/03/2010 23:52:22

Ralph Harvey05/03/2010 23:06:21
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Welcome Daniel
Sounds like an interesting project, the sort of tool you want is a dowel reemer if that is what they are called it is a 2 handed tool you wind on to a piece of timber to cut dowels with, i will see if i can find a picture.
Good luck with the project and let us see it when done or even as you do it.
Daniel Dyboski-Bryant05/03/2010 23:32:04
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Fantastic Ralph!
Thanks for that. Yes, that is probably the tool I used. I never tried to see whether it would leave a cylindrical section if I kept turning beyond the initial "tip".
Will post pictures when I'm done.
Delete06/03/2010 12:14:39
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None of my business, but what do you want a Dome for I am intrigued?
Daniel Dyboski-Bryant06/03/2010 23:32:25
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Goe are domes are a hobby. We're planning to camp in it and when we're at home we'll have a play den - jungle gym in it for the kids.
Old timer08/03/2010 20:50:10
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Hi Daniel
                   You may find that the tool you are looking for is a Veritas Power Tenon Cutter,you can find this on  hope this is of help JB
Daniel Dyboski-Bryant12/03/2010 17:17:07
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Hi John,
That is EXACTLY what i'm looking for. Thank you, now I can get on with my build! Great weekend to you.
D. Big grin.

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