To make a router plane from one of our kits, you will only need some basic woodworking hand tools and an electric drill driver.
Router Base: 9 1/2″ (241mm) x 3 3/4″ (95mm) x 1″ (25mm)
Upstand: 9″ (230mm) x 1 1/2″ (38mm) x 1″ (25mm)
Totes: 2 cupboard door knobs, height approx40mm (1 5/8″)
A Note on Wood Selection:
Most dense-grained hardwoods will work but dark, oily woods will mar the surface of woods being worked. Choosing a more neutral wood like beech, ash, cherry, oak and many more will work fine. Choose a wood with denser grain as soft-grained woods will compress under the pressure applied to the plane in use. In this how-to I am using beech which is a traditional wood for planes and has good stability, resistance to wear and takes hardware well too.