Unplugged woodworking involves far more than planes, saws
Many other tools are obscure and seldom, if ever, mentioned
I wish to mention one such type of obscure unplugged woodworking
tool, wooden pool cue end tenoning devices.
Tenons on the end of pool cues hold the rubber tips in place.
Over the years I have assembled a collection of pool cue
tenoning tools and the photos accompanying this post illustrate
some of them. Most of these devices are adjustable and can cut
round tenons much smaller in diameter than can be achieved with
This type of pool cue tenoning machine works similar to a
mechanical pencil sharpener.
This is a close-up photo of the kind of round tenon the Whitney
This pool cue tenoning device, like others, has a collet that
a pool cue in position while the cutting head is cranked to cut
This version has a cranked bitstock permanently attached
to the cutting head and collet.