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Blog series by MikeB_UK updated 04-09-2021 08:02 PM 2 parts 1530 reads 9 comments total

Part 1: Low angle beech router

04-09-2021 07:30 PM by MikeB_UK | 5 comments »

Well, not so much low as low for a traditional router plane. Traditional high angle router planes are great for final clean-up of a grove or dado, but sometimes you want one that takes off more stock.For that you need a lower angle on the blade, something more like a standard plane, so about 45 degrees. First thought was grab a likely looking piece of beech.However, I’ve got nothing thick enough so I’ll have cut to length and glue it up. Square it up and plane 45(ish) degree chamfer....

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Part 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 ...

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