Woodworking Hand Router (Part 3)

Taking up where I left off in part 2 of the Hand Router project it's now time to work on the construction of the blade, installing the blade in the router and trying it out.   First, I drilled a hole that runs vertically next to the large opening in the router base.  (Have to… Continue reading Woodworking Hand Router (Part 3)

Making a Wooden Hand Router (Part 2)

So now that I have decided to make a router plane, I thought I would share some of the photos of my progress. I picked a piece of walnut for the base and two cocobolo chisels handles that I had laying around. So far so good. (smile) Next, I placed the walnut in the vise… Continue reading Making a Wooden Hand Router (Part 2)

Making a wooden Hand Router (Part 1)

One of the tools I would love to have in my tool cabinet is a hand router.  Long before Porter Cable came on the scene with their mechanized marvels, carpenters and cabinet makers used a hand router.  Usually made of a hardwood, with a way to hold a vertical knife shaped like an L.  … Continue reading Making a wooden Hand Router (Part 1)