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Making a Router Plane

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Blog entry by nobuckle posted 03-18-2013 08:37 PM 3110 reads 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ever since I saw Mafe's router plane I’ve had the desire to make one. As I do most often I look here on LJs for inspiration. Well, I found it. As I searched I came across this gem of a router plane made by Tinnocker. Tinnocker got his inspiration from Mafe’s design as well. I used a picture of Tinnockers design to come up with my version of a router plane.

The body of the plane is hard maple. The handles are from some old chair spindles I had laying around, The plane iron is a 10mm allen wrench. Finished with a couple coats of poly.

Here is how it turned out.

Here’s a video of how I made it, if you care to watch.

I really look forward to using this router plane on future project so stay tuned to see it make its debut.

I have created a SketchUp model of the plane and will make the plans available as soon as I get the kinks worked out. At this point the only way I have to get the plans to someone is via e-mail. I’ll post a blog when I get them done.

At any rate, thanks for taking the time to look at this project. Also, if you would, please subscribe to my YouTube channel. I’m going try to post projects on a regular basis.

Take care.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"



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cpd011

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#1 posted 03-18-2013 09:49 PM

Love it. Have you had a chance to use it? There is just something so satisfying about using a toool you’ve made yourself.

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nobuckle

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#2 posted 03-18-2013 10:10 PM

Thanks cpd011. I cover how I made the thumb screw in the video. It’s nothing more that a 1/4-20 socket head cap screw that has a plastic knob pressed on to the head. I took that and recessed it into a plumbing fitting I had and then filled it with epoxy. Also in the video, toward the end, are some links you can click on to see the plane in action.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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Roger

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#3 posted 03-19-2013 11:35 AM

Nice tool creation. I’ll bet it’ll work just fine.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Rick M.

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#4 posted 03-20-2013 05:37 AM

Nicely made. I was a little confused about what was going on cutting the angles. It looked like you started on a tablesaw then tried to mill it with the drill press.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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nobuckle

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#5 posted 03-20-2013 11:00 AM

Rick M., I was originally going to cut the side angles at my drill press but I stated that didn’t work out. The small compound cross-slide table I have would not allow for the needed amount of travel in the y axis. I have use my drill press in the past to make some upper and lower guide block assemblies for my band saw. I wouldn’t dare try to machine something other than wood or plastics. Thanks for the feedback. Take care.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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lumberdog

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#6 posted 03-21-2013 09:08 PM

This one looks like it will get the job done, i built one that is a little different, go to my projects and check it out.

-- Lumberdog.. Michigan

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cpd011

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#7 posted 03-26-2013 02:51 AM

I had looked at yours before I made mine. My first build was very similar to yours. Thanks for the inspiriration.

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