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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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#1 posted 10-14-2012 03:12 PM
there is nothing like using homemade tools :-)
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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?
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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?
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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..
#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.
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#7 posted 10-16-2012 12:34 AM
-- Bennett; If it can't be fixed with a hammer its an electical problem
#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
#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.
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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.
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