|Project by RaggedKerf||posted 03-31-2013 09:14 PM||1514 views||6 times favorited||5 comments|
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