Router Plane 2

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Project by cpd011 posted 521 days ago 2561 views 15 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is router plane #2. It is based on the $5 router plane from Popular Woodworking magazine.

I added my own little twist by threading the top 3/4 of the hex key with a 5/16 die. I added a small plate, washer and wing nut to create a depth adjustment knob.

You can’t see it but since I didn’t have a file small enough to make a hex hole in the head of the thumbscrew that holds the cutter, I chiseled out a small dado that runs vertically and holds the hex cutter upright. It just gives it a little more support to keep it 90 degrees to the surface.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 521 days ago

That’s a pretty sweet adjustment you got setup there.

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#2 posted 521 days ago

Nice work, great thinking!

-- Grant - S/N Dakota

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#3 posted 521 days ago

The depth adjuster is a great idea!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#4 posted 521 days ago

a part description is missing…
what holds the blade to the routed slot?
I Like it BTW

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#5 posted 521 days ago

The blade is held to the body with a 1-1/2 thumbscrew. The Thumbscrew has a hole drilled through the handle. The screw goes throught the body to the back where a wingnut pulls the assembly tight against the body. You can see the parts in one of the top pictures.

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#6 posted 521 days ago

Nicely done!

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

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#7 posted 521 days ago

Very nice! I made one just like it. I always wanted to have a height adjustment feature. It looks like you have given me that answer. Thanks for sharing


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#8 posted 520 days ago

THATS a sharp lookin plane great job

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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#9 posted 519 days ago

I like that design. I have plans to build one of that size in the near future. I made one of a different style just recently, check it out.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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