Old Woman's Tooth Router Plane (OWT)

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Project by Tym posted 02-02-2013 10:48 PM 20469 views 46 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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#1 posted 02-02-2013 10:53 PM

Great tool

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 02-02-2013 11:15 PM

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,

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#3 posted 02-02-2013 11:23 PM

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

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#4 posted 02-02-2013 11:30 PM

A beautiful tool. God bless.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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 02-03-2013 12:28 AM

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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#6 posted 02-03-2013 02:25 AM

very nice

-- Joel

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#7 posted 02-03-2013 02:56 AM

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 02-03-2013 03:32 AM

Nicely done.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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#9 posted 02-03-2013 03:44 AM

Very nice, I love the adjustment on it.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#10 posted 02-03-2013 08:34 AM

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

-- Rick M,

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#11 posted 02-03-2013 10:02 AM

Excellent job! Well done.

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

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#12 posted 02-03-2013 02:24 PM

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 02-03-2013 03:43 PM

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 02-03-2013 04:08 PM

very nice tool :-)
thanks for sharing


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#15 posted 02-03-2013 08:44 PM

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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