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Router Planes in Wood Work Well

I most likely own two dozen router planes. I feel almost ashamed to say that but we use them for classes on two continents. Actually I have more when I add in the tools I have left in my US storage after my 23 years living in the USA. These planes, router planes, are indeed…

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More on Router Planes – Part II

Part II The 071 or 71 router plane has several uses but the primary use of this specialised plane is to guarantee the depth of different types of recesses. It’s the essential tool of hand tool users and surface trims just about everything from inlay recesses to housing dadoes and levelling depths of sliding dovetails…

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Unpacking the #71 Router – Last Post Part III

Unpacking the hand router is always a favourite of mine because the tool is one of the most essential tools in hand tool woodworking. Routing recesses and levelling the reception areas for inlays can be almost impossible without them and they far exceed recessing with power routers when it comes to personal and project safety.…

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Added Schematic Drawing for Stanley #71 Router

Both modern-day makers of the router plane, Veritas and Lie Nielsen, sized their planes to the same or similar footprint of the Stanley  #71 and Record 071 plane. Both makers omitted including the depth rod accessory and adjustable shoe for attaching to the arched front of the plane as in the early make of the plane prior…

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Routing the Past Developments

In the process of answering the question on pointed router cutters we continued on to undo any misunderstandings surrounding these essential planes. The plane remains one of the most essential tools for hand tool woodworkers and woodworking. The poor man’s router of course leaves you fully equipped should you need one not costing a fortune and…

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Questions Answered – Router Bevels Reversed

I thought that this was an interesting question and would help everyone better understand some added complexities for all edge tools actually. It’s a well thought through question and Ed is a friend of mine. Letter from Ed Question: Paul, I was going to post this on your blog, but was afraid it might confuse…

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  • Luke on My GoalsI recently purchased a brand new stanley #78. My thinking behind the purchase was that although the casting and even quality of metal would be inferior that with just a little tuni…
  • Paul Sellers on Pallet Wood, Trash Wood, TreasureI doubt it's treated for some uses like mechanical goods and such. In fact it is the rarity and recycle outfits strip them down every day and go on to sell the wood as a commercial…
  • Paul Sellers on George Leaves…No trace of him.
  • sla on Pallet Wood, Trash Wood, TreasureIt's not only how it was treated, but where used too.
  • Hank Edwards on George Leaves…Well done.
  • Leland Purvis on George Leaves…Did George go on to teach woodworking? Are there other students of George, still knocking about he UK?
  • Keith on Pallet Wood, Trash Wood, TreasureThe only worry I have with regard to pallet wood is not knowing how it was treated when being manufactured. If it comes - and you know it - from an EU source, it is less likely to…
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