Mafe inspired Router Plane

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Project by Tinnocker posted 06-14-2011 11:18 PM 9643 views 24 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mafe posted his blog on building his mini router plane and I have been waiting for the right wood to make one for myself. Yesterday (garbage day) I took a run around the hood in my van and spotted an oak trestle table. The top was laminated and worthless, but the legs and base were solid oak the knobs were from a wooden futon someone had thrown away a while ago, they looked useful so I saved them. the blade I made from a 3/8 allen wrench. I have to go out to my shed and try to find more of my old allen wrenches to make different size blades now.
Thank you Mafe for the inspiration you gave me to build this. Next I’m going to tackle the hand planes you have done tutorials on. keep up the wonderful ides buddy!

-- Ted, Browns Mills, NJ Darn! I cut it 3 times and it's still too short! I get ideas for things that I can make to make things easier for me to make!

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#1 posted 06-14-2011 11:20 PM

Very Cool !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#2 posted 06-14-2011 11:56 PM

Once again I am inspired by a fellow woodworker’s craftsmanship. Perhaps, when I’m done making stuff for everyone else I’ll be able to follow your lead. Great work and thanks for the post.

-- Doug

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#3 posted 06-15-2011 12:10 AM

Outstanding! I’m starting my iron toniight! I love the treatment of the knobs.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 06-15-2011 02:41 AM

Nice, I have two mini brass door knobs that might look good like that.

-- Jeff,

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#5 posted 06-15-2011 12:12 PM

Great recycling work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#6 posted 06-15-2011 01:03 PM

Looking good! I sure can reconize the layout.
You have done a mighty fine job there, and added it your own personality.
That you made it from trash wood just increase the value to doubble in my world, I do love this reclaimeing, and when you then also made the allen wrench cutter it could not get better.
Thank you for thinking of me.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#7 posted 06-16-2011 12:39 AM

Homemade tools, wonderful looking tool

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#8 posted 06-16-2011 01:40 AM

very cool

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#9 posted 01-18-2012 05:08 AM

Excellent! Love the ergo handles.

-- bilbaggins says: The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now. ~ Chinese proverb

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