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Router plane **Updated**

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Project by RaggedKerf posted 03-31-2013 09:14 PM 1436 views 6 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For the project I’m working on I needed to cut 1/8” grooves in the sides of some boxes to install the bottoms…without a plow plane and being nerovous about using the router table on such small stock (4”x 1/4” x 6”) I decided to make a router plane from scrap oak and an Allen wrench.

To see the details and lots more pictures click here to read my blog about it.

It ain’t real purdy, but it sure gets the job done (see the 3rd picture above, the first test cut after sharpening gave me a nice curl of aspen). I ran out of time today but plan on prettying it up after my project is done, since I’m on a time crunch. We’ll see….

It was fun, simple and works. I couldn’t be happier!

Thanks for looking!

UPDATE I added 2 more pictures, showing the grooves I successfully cut yesterday in the first of 2 drawers for a project I’m working on. The last photo shows the bottom successfully installed in the grooves, the drawer assembled. It took a bit to get the hang of how to handle this little router but it worked like a charm. I honed once after the first drawer was complete. Worked awesome!

-- Steve http://vaughtwoodworks.wordpress.com





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Sawdustonmyshoulder

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#1 posted 03-31-2013 09:26 PM

Please don’t blog about the ‘clean up on isle 7’. ;^}

Nice. I’ll favorite this one and make me one. Thanks.

-- Makin' Sawdust!!!

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hotbyte

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#2 posted 03-31-2013 11:11 PM

Looks like it does a nice job!

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RaggedKerf

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#3 posted 04-01-2013 12:05 PM

Sawdust: No worries—-I will NOT blog about the cleanup…I had nightmares about that last night. I don’t want to think about it any more :)

hotbyte: thanks! I will give it a thorough spin today and see how she handles but I’m thinking it’s a winner.

-- Steve http://vaughtwoodworks.wordpress.com

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#4 posted 04-01-2013 02:48 PM

Looks good. I always enjoy looking at the small but useful tools everyone comes up with.

-- Matt, Mississippi

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#5 posted 04-01-2013 03:31 PM

Nice job. You should be proud of it.

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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