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Old Woman's Tooth Router Plane (OWT)

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Project by Tym posted 576 days ago 4768 views 29 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.





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NormG

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#1 posted 576 days ago

Great tool

-- Norman

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Michael1

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#2 posted 576 days ago

very nicely done. Looks as good or better than one you might spend a load of money on. Would love to see a blog on how you went about it and making the metal hardware. Thanks for posting. I will have to make one of these.

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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#3 posted 576 days ago

Nice job, great design. Did you make all the pieces?

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 576 days ago

A beautiful tool. God bless.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 576 days ago

Thanks for sharing, I’ve been pondering making a little router plane for a while, but wasn’t sure how to go about making the blade. Didn’t realize I could just buy the blade for so little.

Nice looking OWT!

-- Ted

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jap

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#6 posted 576 days ago

very nice

-- Joel

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ME420247

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#7 posted 576 days ago

Very nice… On my shortlist of shop built tools to build.. Were do you source the hardare?

-- "Some folks would be happy just to have one dream come true, but everything you gather is just more that you can lose" Garcia,Hunter

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#8 posted 576 days ago

Nicely done.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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AKSteve

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#9 posted 576 days ago

Very nice, I love the adjustment on it.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#10 posted 575 days ago

Love it. Been on my to-do list for quite awhile, hopefully I can do as well.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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Jim Rowe

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#11 posted 575 days ago

Excellent job! Well done.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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SPHinTampa

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#12 posted 575 days ago

Beautiful work … did the adjustment mechanism come from lee valley as well or did you create from individual parts?

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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#13 posted 575 days ago

What a beauty! Ditto on the query about the adjustment mechanism. Is that your own fabrication? What was your approach?

-- Miles

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#14 posted 575 days ago

very nice tool :-)
thanks for sharing

Dennis

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ejvc

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#15 posted 575 days ago

Lovely! I bet you really enjoy using it.

-- Building stuff with my daughter (6). Pretty new to woodworking, I mostly sew...

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