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Forum topic by Klickitat posted 07-18-2013 03:40 PM 2718 views 1 time favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Klickitat

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07-18-2013 03:40 PM

I have been drooling on router planes for a while now and last night I came across a video on Youtube of a guy who built his own router plane. Now I do not know why I have not thought of it before as it is as simple as it gets. I know people build smoothing planes all the time. There has got to be a lot of hand tools that people build every day.

What is more beautiful than a handmade tool that you built to use to build beautiful things?

Show us your handmade tools.


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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 08-29-2013 03:26 AM

An interesting topic I am surprised there have been no responses.

I’ve only made a couple of tools, a mallet my children and I is posted in my projects.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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knockknock

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#2 posted 08-29-2013 01:10 PM

My (not so beautiful) home made panel gauge (uses my awl as the pin):

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Don W

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#3 posted 08-29-2013 01:32 PM

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Some more if your interested.

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fatandy2003

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#4 posted 11-07-2015 01:35 PM

JordanP and I swapped homemade panel gauges. Here is the one I made for the swap.

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-- -- Andy, “Those who expect to reap the blessings of liberty must undergo the fatigues of supporting it” - Thomas Paine

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jeffswildwood

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#5 posted 11-07-2015 02:07 PM

Don and Andy, how did you post these project cards.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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HerbC

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#6 posted 11-07-2015 02:55 PM



Don and Andy, how did you post these project cards.

- jeffswildwood

On any Project Page, upper lefthand side has section with code for imbedding this project. Just copy the code and insert into any post…

Hope that helps.

Herb

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lndfilwiz

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#7 posted 11-07-2015 02:58 PM

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Use for an old grill. Makes the cutoff saw easy to move around.

-- Smile, it makes people wander what you are up to.

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#8 posted 11-07-2015 03:02 PM

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For searching LJ use the tags. Here with “router plane”: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/tag/router+plane

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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Tedstor

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#9 posted 11-07-2015 03:27 PM


Use for an old grill. Makes the cutoff saw easy to move around.

- lndfilwiz

You should have made a toolbox out of the fire box. :)

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Ripthorn

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#10 posted 11-07-2015 03:32 PM

Just a few that I have pictures/projects of:

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-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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Kelly

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#11 posted 11-07-2015 05:29 PM

These are just gauges for doing measurements, like the inside of cabinets, for laying laminate in them, for example, if you wanted to add shelves that fit exactly between two walls.

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bandit571

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#12 posted 11-07-2015 05:54 PM

Old lathe chisel and a block or two of oak..

Chinese style skewed rebate plane

Has a fence on the bottom to set the width of the cut…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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DrTebi

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#13 posted 11-07-2015 06:15 PM

I made my own awl last year some time. The metal rod was made “pointy” and tempered, the ebony handle turned, and the ferule is from a copper pipe. Everything was one on the Shopsmith:

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jeffswildwood

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#14 posted 11-08-2015 02:04 AM

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-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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bondogaposis

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#15 posted 11-08-2015 05:35 AM

Just your typical stuff; mallets, screw drivers, marking knife, awls and a thin blade parting tool.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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