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Router Plane #2: Spalted Birch Router Plane

04-09-2021 08:02 PM by MikeB_UK | 4 comments »

Going with a traditional hag’s tooth design, so iron is at a high angle, works closer to a scraper than a plane. Just used for the final finish after a chisel. Grab a likely looking chunk of wood, spalted birch in this case.The log behind is elder if this goes wrong :) Clean it up to more or less the right shape. Couple of suspicious looking cracks, so I’ll have to split it off there as well. Work out the angle for the iron, doesn’t need to be too scientific, plough planes have a lot of tolerance for different angles. Drill a pilot hole to get the angle right. Square it up with a chisel, then extend the top to create the wedge angle. Create the wedge from the bit ...

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