DIY router plane

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Project by Chao posted 09-10-2018 01:19 AM 2176 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My unique style router plane, use big box store mild steel and 3mm tool steel flat, turns out working really great

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#1 posted 09-10-2018 01:27 AM

Interesting. So the cutting edge is vertical, like a scraper?

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#2 posted 09-10-2018 01:40 AM

Interesting tool build. I assume the cutter is at some angle, or colud be as swirt says, a scraper action. A side picture would clarify this.
Did you heat treat the iron? and if it’s a scraper, do you burnish a hook on it!

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#3 posted 09-10-2018 01:42 AM

Looks like that is how he set it up.

Would love to see video of that working. I guess just because all of the manufactured ones used a bent iron I assumed it needed to be like this

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#4 posted 09-10-2018 02:03 AM

it 60 degree,im intent to using router plane made grooves for rose wood or hard wood,45 degrees cause lots of trouble. And it could work for normal job, just a little more force. For me, lots of those dig-a-hole job could do much more quicker with a chisel for rough work, router plane just used for clean it up

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#5 posted 09-10-2018 01:15 PM

Thanks for the additional info. That makes more sense. I could not see any angle from the way the photo was taken. Seems like you have a good solution.

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