Wednesday, April 2, 2014
5/8" Tapered Tenon Cutter
Today, I received in the mail a Veritas 5/8" tapered tenon cutter. Where did I get it, you ask? The Lee Valley website says they are out until November. I was going to order a smaller one, but that one was out, too.
What did I do? I ordered a 1/2" one from Dictum, because they didn't have the big one. Before it arrived, I borrowed one, finished the project and cancelled my special order.
Now, however, it appears I will be making another Roorkee (hopefully more). And, I need one. Rather than settle for something too small, I checked around on the internet some. No luck at most of my tool porn distributors.
I did have some luck at Dieter Schmid's Fine Tools. Besides some guy in the UK who is asking twice what Lee Valley wants, it is the only place I have been able to find one.
Lucky for me I live in Germany.
I ordered mine two days ago and it arrived today. If you can't wait until November, you might want to check out Fine Tools, I know he ships about anywhere.
UPDATE 8 April 2014: I saw today on Lee Valley's website these are in stock and available to order again.