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hand plane group therapy (my journey into it) #6: With help from group therapy router be!!

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« Part 5: the last two arrive He He at least for now Part 6 of hand plane group therapy (my journey into it) series Part 7: ok I give block planes are nice to have. »

So I need to give a shout out to Dallas, Big yin, and Sylvain ( sorry if I spelled wrong) for this installment of my hand plane group therapy session. I posted a forum on router planes purely out of curiosity as I really did not know much about them. The before mentioned jocks pointed out the ease of building one and pointed me in the right direction. I have built my first and while it did not turn out exactly as I wanted ( mostly my skill level and lack of patients ) it is functioning and gave me a smile. I did have a stumbling block though as I tried to make one first out of hard maple, I drilled a hole threw for my set screw and drill larger on the inside for the nut. It went prefect the nut set in nicely and the set screw was snug in the hole then I realized I was so proud that I had not left enough material for the router blade to be drilled and set.

Needless to say the functioning model which still needs finish has been built in pine and was planned more before drilling. I ended up still messing up a little, I have well over a hundred allen wrenches from working on davenports which why this project struck me as a great idea combined with giving me another tool and shop time. Anyway I drill the whole a little big so as to leave room for the larger allens which made the one I sharpened a little sloppy, I will just sharpen a larger allen wrench.


Oh and yeah I like the longer handles so I decided to put those on. I will probably need a couple screws in the handle on top as it is just glued maybe not.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log



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Don W

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#1 posted 823 days ago

Off to a good start. What’s next? krenov smoother? Jointer, jack

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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jacob34

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#2 posted 823 days ago

Scraper plane maybe? Suggestions?

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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Don W

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#3 posted 823 days ago

I have 2 different scrapers in my projects. Take a look. Fun projects for sure.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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jacob34

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#4 posted 823 days ago

Very nice I like that. I think scraper plane will be next. It will be awhile though as I have several planes to clean up and tune up.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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ronniebo

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#5 posted 822 days ago

Don W—-Don`t you have any kind of conscience?
Encouraging poor ole Jacob like that can only lead to tears.
Ron

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jacob34

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#6 posted 822 days ago

ronniebo somebody mentioned to me on here that we are our sponsors to lean on and enablers to feed the habit. Don seems to be embracing that.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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ronniebo

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#7 posted 822 days ago

Jacob, please understand that this is my quirky way of welcoming you to the brotherhood of lost souls.
We understand the feeling of finally seeing the light on a subject that appeared to be a deep and dark mystery until we gave it a go.
We also share the warm feeling of enjoying the immensely diverse group of friends that this topic has now opened up to us.
Again——welcome
Ron from another sunny day in Paradise.

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jacob34

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#8 posted 822 days ago

I see ronnie that makes complete sense, I took it as we all think we know what we are doing until something reminds us we do not. Either way thank you sir I am very excited to move along in my journey.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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