|Project by mafe||posted 05-01-2011 01:39 AM||8473 views||58 times favorited||36 comments|
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
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,
-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.