|Project by Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB||posted 06-19-2014 03:17 AM||5068 views||32 times favorited||17 comments|
I think I might be getting hooked on making my own tools. I cut a lot of rabbets and dados on the table saw, but the the dado stack usually leaves ridges. Then I have to use a chisel to clean out the channel. The easier way is to use a router plane. I had been wanting to get one for sometime, but they aren’t cheap. And as a woodworker, I thought why buy when I can build it. After a little research on the web, I came across Derek Cohen’s website and so the build began.
The majority of the plane is constructed of walnut with a piece of hard maple on the back. The iron is a standard router plane iron from Lee Valley. I finished it with Tung Oil.
As you may have noticed there were two blanks in one of the pictures. I made two of them, one I kept for myself and the other was for a tool swap I participated in over on the Woodworkingtalk.com forum.
-- Fr. Thomas, http://www.monkwerks.org