router plane #1: the begining

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Blog entry by bayspt posted 11-16-2010 07:55 PM 6468 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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In the process of makeing a router plane. Check it out on my blog at the Red Dirt Wood Shop.

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"

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#1 posted 11-16-2010 08:47 PM

Way cool instructions! I’ll make a router plane… right after I make my own overhead miller! Actually I mentioned on a blog long ago, that I’ve successfully machined 6061 aluminum plate with a expendable router, speed control and solid-carbide bits. It’s scary work though, but the results are worth it! I cut a dado for a bevel gauge on a homemade spindle shaper of 1” thick aluminum plate. Work slow, nibble away a little bit at a time, use cutting oil, ta-daaa! This is an aspect of the hobby not often discussed. Well, it’s not for everybody…

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#2 posted 11-16-2010 08:50 PM

That was a fun read. Looking forward to seeing the progress.

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#3 posted 11-17-2010 12:10 AM

Does your stepdad accept Applebee gift cards? Mine doesn’t have the mill… :)

Nice breakdown. I don’t think there are too many of us that would not find machining interesting.


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#4 posted 11-17-2010 12:17 AM

David, He might accept them if they where for the right amount. It really is a lot of the same process just done in a different and more exacting way. I just find it funny that I am using a CNC machine to make a tool I need for a Galoot school.

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"

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