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Project by TheWoodYogi posted 08-05-2017 08:38 PM 1055 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest Hand Router made from Beech with Oak knobs. The cutter is made from an Allen / Hex key. It gives me the opportunity to have more support when working on the end of a workpiece. I can also position the knobs at various places for comfort. The cutter can be used in both directions depending on the orientation of the workpiece :) The idea for this tool came about as a result of needing something to work on the end of the neck of my first Travel Dulcimer, as my other Hand Router didn’t feel completely comfortable on the narrow fingerboard although it did work :)

Here is a video of the tool being demonstrated :)


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-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda





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TheQueTip

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#1 posted 08-05-2017 11:34 PM

Very interesting tool. This is where a video of the tool in action would be useful for the viewers. Nice workmanship.

-- TheQueTip, Killeen Texas - All tools I've purchased from Harbor Freight eventually became a hammer.

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John

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#2 posted 08-06-2017 01:59 AM

I too would like to see it in action Chris. You are an inventor! At first glance I thought I could cut circles with it if it had a pin to rotate on.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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TheWoodYogi

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#3 posted 08-06-2017 08:28 AM

TheQueTip, I will try to make a video of it in use today :)

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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TheWoodYogi

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#4 posted 08-06-2017 08:39 AM

Hi John :) It never occurred to me that I would use it for circles until you commented :D I will make another one with a smaller cutter and an adjustable rail in the base. I would use it for cutting a channel around instrument soundholes to fit Rosettes :)

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 08-06-2017 01:16 PM

You did a great job on this shop made plane. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Druid

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#6 posted 08-06-2017 08:15 PM

Nice concept, and the upcoming circle version should be interesting to see. Thanks for posting this.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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Grumpy

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#7 posted 08-08-2017 10:47 PM

Chris, nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award. Great tool

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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TheWoodYogi

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#8 posted 08-11-2017 07:43 PM

Thanks John the Druid :) I’m in the process of making tools to suit jobs as they come up :D I’m in the process of trying to restore an 18th century house and I need to replicate elements of the original building. The building is of wood construction also :)

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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TheWoodYogi

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#9 posted 08-11-2017 07:45 PM

Hi Grumpy :) Thank you, I’ve created a video of it in use :)

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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#10 posted 08-16-2017 12:00 PM

Cool idea!

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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