|Project by Tym||posted 02-02-2013 10:48 PM||15009 views||44 times favorited||17 comments|
Not wanting to spend the money on a new Router Plane coupled with the affordability of the Lee Valley Router Plane Blades I decided to make my own.
I am not sure what the type of wood is I used, it came in a scrap box that I got from an old woodworker. I suspect it is a type of Teak or Tigerwood but could be wrong. Its pretty dense and heavy so it felt like a good candidate for the OWT. It only has a linseed oil and wax finish on it so if anyone has an idea of what it is let me know.
I liked some of the features that D. Cohen used on his upgrade version so I enlisted them and added a few of my own. I also left the wings square to the blade in case I decide to add some type of fence down the road. What brass parts I could not fine at the local hardware store I made or adapted from raw stock.
It was a pretty fun project that only took a few evenings to create. Now to put it to work.