Hand Router Improvised - Dont laugh, it does the job ;)

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Project by Sergio posted 392 days ago 2325 views 4 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed something to flaten the bottom of the recess, so I got an used HSS bit, cut it with Dremel and fixed it to a scrap wood… there is a groove to hold it in the right angle.

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#1 posted 392 days ago

If it works, it isn’t dumb. It actually looks pretty handy and easy to build. I wish I had one for stopped groves, etc. Looks kind of like a wood plane cut in half.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#2 posted 392 days ago

Nothing wrong with that at all.

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#3 posted 392 days ago

Love improvisation. Nice one!

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#4 posted 392 days ago

A really simple solution. Well done.

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

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#5 posted 392 days ago

If it works… it’s all good!

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#6 posted 392 days ago

Love it!

-- Think of the solution, not the problem.

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#7 posted 392 days ago


-- Joel

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#8 posted 392 days ago

There is nothing to laugh at here, it is a great solution to a working situation. I didn’t say “woodworking problem” here, because its not a problem to a good woodworker, it’s a situation to be overcome, and you did, quite well!
It s actually a router plane, and one designed to fit the need. Nice work here, very well thought out.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#9 posted 392 days ago

Hello Sergio, in times of need is always located a
solution, compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#10 posted 392 days ago

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! I mean, hey, that’s great!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#11 posted 392 days ago

I agree there is nothing but great ingenuity here … “cacando com gato”

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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#12 posted 392 days ago

I find it’s harder to make simple, uncomplicated things that work really well. Super job!

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#13 posted 391 days ago

Ingenuity unfettered by convention

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#14 posted 391 days ago

Yup, seems fine to me. Google Paul Sellers poor mans router, he uses a chisel poked through a board all the time.

-- Marty, Columbus, OH, learning every day....

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#15 posted 391 days ago

Elegant and simple. Something to be proud of.

-- Tommy,

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