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Forum topic by billdabilder posted 02-22-2019 07:13 AM 245 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-22-2019 07:13 AM

Attempting to put together a router plane with a plane iron from Veritas. Expected the post to be perpendicular to the blade, but it is canted 5-6 degrees to the rear. Not sure if this means it should sit in the block at that angle (and blade be parallel to the sole) or should be held perpendicular to the work, with the blade now angled down. Anybody put together their own router plane using one of these Veritas irons?

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#1 posted 02-22-2019 08:29 AM

As with any plane, there must be a relief angle between the iron and the wood.

Look at the drawing in this post.
(after the 16 first pictures)

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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#2 posted 02-22-2019 12:08 PM

I built one and posted a blog about it. It has worked very well for me.

I used a Veritas blade and it is perpendicular in the block.

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#3 posted 02-22-2019 01:58 PM

Thanks Redoak49. Beautiful work. Inspires me to include the depth gauge part. Thanks Sylvain, not only for the answer, but the reason for the answer. I get it now, and also why my first attempt (where I tried installing the iron on the slant) did not function well (or at all). Thanks guys!

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