Router Plane

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Project by zonevii posted 07-05-2014 12:44 AM 3020 views 14 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been thinking on building one of these for quite a while – Finally got the hardware and blade needed, the build took about a week – mostly learning how to put a straight square hole in without a hollow chisel mortiser. I have a little trouble turning identical parts…......
Spalted Maple and Walnut

-- PW Norris

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#1 posted 07-05-2014 12:49 AM

Looks great, zone7. How’s about an action shot or two? Router plane is on my must have list.

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#2 posted 07-05-2014 02:04 AM

Very nice build.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#3 posted 07-05-2014 09:34 AM

Very nice. Nothing quite as satisfying as using a good shop made hand tool.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 07-05-2014 12:37 PM

Nice router plane. I need to make one of these, too.

Did you get the hardware as a kit? If so, where did you get it? Looks like a really good blade and adjusting mechanism.

Thanks for posting this.

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#5 posted 07-05-2014 01:39 PM

looks great… must build one!

-- If someone tells you you have enough tools and don't need any more, stop talking to them, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.

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#6 posted 07-05-2014 02:24 PM

Very nice work. Looks like easy adjustments with the hardware.

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#7 posted 07-05-2014 03:17 PM

The blade is from Lee Valley, the rest typical hardware store stuff – 1/2” dia. stop collar replaced the set screw with a thumb screw, knurled nut CA glued to 2 oversizes washers, brass wood inserts. Trick is the spacing between the vertical threaded rod and the blade vertical, too close and you can’t put it together and too far the washer’s won’t catch the blade.

-- PW Norris

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#8 posted 07-05-2014 05:35 PM

Very nice looking router, well made.

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#9 posted 07-07-2014 04:49 AM

Good looking router plane.


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#10 posted 07-07-2014 10:12 AM

Nicely done.

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