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Project by AKSteve posted 10-14-2012 02:01 PM 2689 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have become obsessed with making wood tools! just made this one piece router plane out of Cherry. it actually works pretty good.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska





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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 10-14-2012 03:12 PM

there is nothing like using homemade tools :-)

Dennis

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 10-14-2012 03:18 PM

A really unique design,good job

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#3 posted 10-14-2012 08:46 PM

Nice router. What did you use for the iron?

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#4 posted 10-14-2012 10:10 PM

Very cool plane. I have been meaning to make one for a while. What’s the iron?

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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woodworker59

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#5 posted 10-14-2012 11:50 PM

Nice Job, its so satisfying to make your own tools.. I will also ask, what did you use for the iron?... looks great Papa..

-- Papa@papaswoodworking.com

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AKSteve

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#6 posted 10-15-2012 02:57 PM

Actually I just got some steel from Home Depot and tempered the blade myself, I heated it up enough so a magnet would stick to it and dunked it in some oil to cool it down and set it in the oven on 300 degrees for about an hour or so. I have to make a few more tools so you will see them soon! I am using them to finish my next project.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#7 posted 10-16-2012 12:34 AM

really cool

-- Bennett; If it can't be fixed with a hammer its an electical problem

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Oldtool

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#8 posted 10-16-2012 12:39 AM

Steve,
Do you have the description of the blade hardening correct? I read that a blade heated until a magnet would not stick was as hard as it gets, than is tempered at a lower temperature like you describe about the oven treatment.
Just trying to make sure I have the process correct, as I am making an iron for a panel raising plane.
Thanks

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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AKSteve

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#9 posted 10-16-2012 04:55 AM

yeah your right I meant to say until a magnet would not stick instead of stick! sorry.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#10 posted 10-17-2012 07:22 PM

An easy and cheap source of “irons” for a home brew router plane like this is a hex key. They’re decent steel and tempered fairly well where you need it. Just be very careful not to overheat it while grinding it into shape.

Paul

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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