|Project by Kevin||posted 06-07-2012 07:00 PM||7288 views||38 times favorited||21 comments|
I had wanted to buy a router plane, but for all the more I would use it I didn’t want to spend the money. I found plans for a shop made version in Popular Woodworking August 2005. The article was called $5 Router. It probably cost me less than $5.00. I already had an old allen wrench, just had to pick up a thumbscrew and a wingnut. I had a piece of white oak I wanted to use but it was too thin so I used this piece of Red oak I had laying around. Finish is BLO and mineral spirits 2:1. I tried it out a little worked good, but I still have to put it to a little harder of a test when I get time. I dont need one often but they are nice to have when you do need it. I did make a few changes to the plane. I used a 5/16 thumbscrew and wingnut instead of 3/8 just cause that is what I found at the home center in the length I needed.
Thanks for looking.
-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch