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Forum topic by FrogpondWoodworks posted 02-19-2014 03:00 AM 1394 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-19-2014 03:00 AM

Topic tags/keywords: drill-driver blade plane breast drill router plane marking knife

Here’s my attempt at making my own marking knife and router plane blades.

A Millers-Falls #5

The breast drill on top is from Goodell-Pratt Co. Toolsmiths #0477 and the one on bottom is another Millers-Falls. The numbers are worn off on the M-F. The Goodell-Pratt was broken and rewelded at some point but it hasn’t affected it’s performance. All three drills are in excellent condition and I thought I was very lucky to find them.

-- Rich, Kentucky

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#1 posted 02-19-2014 06:27 PM

Very nice. There’s a vintage drill of your dreams thread here you can post in too if you want. They look to be in good shape and pretty complete, how do they spin?

Have you settled on a body style for your router plane? I’m making one more like the popular woodworking $5 router (you can find the plans on google), but I’ve got the blade mounted as in Paul Seller’s not so poor man’s router:
I’m tossing around ideas to be able to use different size allen keys for different size blades in it. I have a 1/4” and almost 1/2” blade ground. Right now just the 1/4” is in. I was thinking maybe pieces of 3/4” dowel with appropriate sized holes drilled in it would work.

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#2 posted 03-08-2014 08:09 PM

Both MFs drills turn great Tim. Haven’t cleaned up the other breast drill yet so it sticks bad still. As to the router plane; I haven’t really got that far yet. I saw pics of an acrylic base and thought about starting with something like that. Maybe with a walnut or cherry handle. Seeing I got a big piece of 1/4” plexi on hand, that’s probably what I’ll start with. Going to make a plexi try-square for everyday use too. Just found another MF drill and a Stanley try-square the other day so I’ll put picks up once I get them cleaned up.

-- Rich, Kentucky

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