|Project by ScaleShipWright||posted 09-03-2013 07:45 PM||2735 views||24 times favorited||16 comments|
Here is my first scratch built router plane. I followed the excellent tutorial by Derek from Perth (thanks Derek!).
The wooden body is apple, the blade is made by Veritas and is their smallest model; I designed the blade holder from scratch, since the shaft of the iron is cylindrical.
Here are some details:
basically was made from a brass bar and one of those brass electrical coupling components. I stripped off the plastic, removed the bolts, shortened it to about two thirds of its length and epoxied to the bar; a brass pin made a stronger joint. Then I threaded the protruding part of the bar and made a hole to accomodate the shaft of the iron.
Then I made the wooden knob (maple) with a brass threaded insert to tighten the iron to the wooden body.
I finished the plane with three coats of Danish oil (I will also probably give some additional coats of wax).
I made a first try making a pocket for something like a hinge:
This project was pure fun, especially because I have used a lot of things I had at hand to make the various parts.
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