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Project by mafe posted 05-01-2011 01:39 AM 7913 views 57 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Small router plane
another of my tool making journeys

I have a Stanley and a Record router plane, but sometimes it would be wonderful with a small router plane, I have been looking at the Veritas small router plane, but thought it could be fun to make my own, so when I purchased some stuff from Lee Valley I also ordered a 9,5 dollar Veritas blade for their small router. This little blade has then been resting in my plane cabinet until I had the right idea for a design, at first I just wanted to scale down an old Scandinavian wood router plane, but decided the handles would be too small once scaled down, so at the end I made a design that held several opportunities, and I was childish enough to also make it the Altoids way (for a extra challenge).

You can find the tutorial blog here: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/22902

Pictures:
1. My version of a small router plane.
2. The drawing.
3. Back side.
4. The box version.
5. All in the box.
6. And in the palm of my hand.

I hope this could inspire others to make their own router planes, to me this was a fun journey in my tool making world,

Best thoughts,

MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.





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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 05-01-2011 01:56 AM

Mads that is a true wee gem

It looks well worn & loved

Yet you just made it

Wonderful

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Dennisgrosen

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#2 posted 05-01-2011 02:03 AM

wery well done once again Mads :-)

thankĀ“s for sharing it

take care
Dennis

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bko

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#3 posted 05-01-2011 02:09 AM

Very nice, as always! But no pipe?

—Brian

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Jack Barnhill

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#4 posted 05-01-2011 02:12 AM

I really like the tools you make. This is a great addition to your shop. Definitely a favorite.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow -- www.BarnhillWoodworks.com

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Dez

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#5 posted 05-01-2011 02:28 AM

Way cool! Favorited so I can come back later!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 05-01-2011 02:43 AM

Cool tool nicely done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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489tad

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#7 posted 05-01-2011 02:45 AM

Nice job, I like the drawing too.

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

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dakremer

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#8 posted 05-01-2011 03:13 AM

I’d like to see this little guy in action!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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RGtools

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#9 posted 05-01-2011 03:50 AM

Nicely done as usual.

How does the knurled screw secure to the body to secure the blade?

Oops never mind, I should have followed the link.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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nobuckle

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#10 posted 05-01-2011 04:11 AM

Mads, you’ve outdone yourself again. As I’ve said before, you are an inspiration.

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

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swirt

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#11 posted 05-01-2011 04:36 AM

Looks great. Can’t wait to go read the how-to.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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tsangell

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#12 posted 05-01-2011 06:14 AM

Looks like a wee creature with big eyes and one little tooth. Wonderful!

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lanwater

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#13 posted 05-01-2011 06:28 AM

That’s a small pupy. looks great.
Today I was screaming for a shoulder plane; my next toy.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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peteg

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#14 posted 05-01-2011 09:58 AM

This is getting a bit scarry Mads, you are outdoing yourself every time :)
this is a fantastic minature piece,

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Woodbutchery

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#15 posted 05-01-2011 01:02 PM

Thanks for sharing an early morning chuckle.

Nicely crafted tool, and a good sense of proportion.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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