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Homemade Router Plane – Scrapwood Challenge ep25

Homemade Router Plane – Scrapwood Challenge ep25

scrapwood challenge scrapwood challenge its scrap its crap its firewood but some of the wood is good I’ll put that aside and while the glue setting
I’ll start making the cutter for the cutter you need nothing more than a chisel a 10 or 12 mil will probably be what you’d want the handle will make the
router a little bit unbalanced so if you’ve got an old chisel you could cut
it off and use that as a dedicated cutter for the router I’m going to make my own cutter and I’ve got these scrap pieces of 1075 steel from knives that
I’ve made another option is to make one out of an old file and I’ll plane blade
or any other type of high-carbon steel that you can think of some of you may remember Fergus the
forge pig he hasn’t been used for a while and I thought it’d be perfect for this
project just to show that you don’t need fancy equipment or an expensive forge to
be able to heat treat a small blade like this and it’s very cheap and very easy
to make it gives you a chance to try this sort of thing out and if you like it you can always build a better forge later on I’m heating it til the end is cherry red I
only need to hard in the last inch or so and then I’ll check with the magnet and
when it loses its magnetism that means it’s at there our temperature and I’ll
quench it in vegetable oil the blade now could be sharpened but it
would be very brittle and it would more than likely chip so what we do now is to
temper it and that adds some strength back into the blade and to temper it it
just needs to go in the oven for a couple of hours at 210 degrees
centigrade that was easy enough but as I said earlier if you prefer you could
just use a chisel now we’ll get on to the scrap wood part
of the video and start making the router body before I pull this apart and discard the
top base I’m going to make use of it because I need to put it in the vise and
what I need to do that for is I’m going to carve out a depression in the back
and that’s to put your thumbs you don’t need to do that but it will be more
comfortable that way the marking for it is actually on the template here even
though that’s on the top I need to transfer that for the bottom you could
print another template but I’m just gonna carry on round and I’m just gonna
eyeball it and do what I think looks about right that’s pretty tough to get apart and it
just goes to show that hot glue is really actually pretty good cuz there
isn’t even much glue left there I don’t think but I should be able to work a
knife around that was only a few dabs and there was no way I was going to do it without
a bit of leverage keep testing it and make sure that it feels comfortable in
your hands I need to make this depression on the back a bit wider and
I’m going to round these corners off but apart from that it’s feeling pretty good now I need to secure the blade and I’m going to do that with this stainless
steel bolt but first of all I’m going to round it off and then I’m going to have
a go at knurling it by hand it’s a very crude method you probably
saw it in my marking gauge video it’s not perfect but it sort of works and the
idea is, is we’ll clamp a file against the head of the bolt and we’ll put a bit
of pressure on there then we’ll hit the file and the file will slide through the
vise and as it does it’ll rotate the head of the bolt and leave an imprint of
the file on there and it doesn’t look too bad it sort of works so you need a
couple of pieces of tin one for the file to slide against and the other one to
protect the knurling that we’ve just made on the head so I’ll just clamp that up put a fair bit of pressure on there but
not too much and use an old file because there’s every chance it may break just eyeballing the center and somewhere around the center there we’ll drill a hole and tap it a router plane is used to clean up and
level any type of recess that requires a uniform depth like a dado or a
shallow mortise or even a recess for a hinge I like the design and I’m happy
with it but there’s one improvement needs doing the blade here needs a
little bit more support and I could have done that by drilling this hole smaller
I’ll change the template and I’ll remake it what’s happening is the blade is
sticking out a bit too far and it’s chattering it does work but it would work
better and I’m confident that will fix it hopefully you enjoyed the video if
you did please like and subscribe thanks for watching and I’ll see you on the
next one


I seem to be on a roll making tools at the moment and here's another one for the collection! 🙂

A guide with the template and measurements can be downloaded here

Just seems like a lot of work to make a tool to do things you could do with a powered router or other tools.

You make things seem so easy to manufacture. The truth is I know it is a hard and time consuming job. The world is yours!

What kind of wood is that?
Also, is there an advantage to putting the blade across the grain instead of running parallel with it?

This is another version of the sort of thing I/we used to make as young apprentices starting out in the big wide world of cheap tools, we used to call this one a grannies tooth, also ideal for bottomming out half laps. We used to make similar ones too that held firmer chisels of all sizes. A very simple one was a countersunk wood screw with the underside of the head hones to a sharp edge, a quick simple get you out of a hole(excuse the pun) for one off jobs.

I've just recently stumbled on your channel and subscribed (and clicked the bell) part way through the first video I saw! Since then, I think I've probably watched all of your other videos. They're great, Pask. Thank you for making them…I'm learning TONS from you! 🙂

The result was great! But, Paul Sellers has a much simpler method. He made a router plane in less time than it took to watch half of this video, which included his intro AND him explaining how to make it!

Oh and umm, a couple of hours in a toaster oven? You're joking, right? Something that small can be tempered in a couple MINUTES, with a torch only. There's no need to waste 32,000 watts of energy heating up a hardened chisel blade. start heating it up from the back until the last inch turns a light straw. Let it cool and be done with it. Hell, you could even use the residual heat from the forge and not waste any energy at ALL.

Hi Neil! Your design is awesome, thank you so much for sharing this! I'd like to try my hand at making a router soon. I've never used one, so it will be an adventure! I noticed you put the cutter in bevel-down. Do you notice a difference in performance when you place the blade in that way?

I think next idea would be to mark the chisel with depth scale, so as to make the change of depth precise etc..

That intro with the song and the voices. So creepy
Love the wood stuff and the video edition

Thank you, sir. Most sincerely.
Awesome craftsmanship, as always. And the final piece, as usual, not only a functional tool, but a piece of art. And congratulations not only for the craft skills, but also for the presentation. I don't know where to begin the praise. Great, smart editing. All the details shown, without superfluous talk about the obvious details, which would just sidetrack from the important parts.

Also, I really, really liked how the four legged pal contemplated about the important matters of life at the same moment as you contemplated about which piece of wood to choose in the beginning of the process. True camaraderie.

One more thing. Gee, what a sharp chisel, at ~8:30! And curved one, at that. Just a slight tap with the soft pad of your palm, and it works like a charm.

Thanks again, for sharing the knowledge and your passion with us.
Wish you all the best. And keep up the good work!

перевод конечно прикольный 😁 но спасибо и на этом))
отчаянный ты мужик, вручную угол с "нуля" выводил, потом ещё и выравнивал. Лайк👍👍👍

How did you do that, I was Watching video but I can't understand but it's working very well great job sir like from India 🇮🇳👌

Around 3:30 when you were pulling the plane sideways, is that a trick I’ve never learned? If it will make my job easier, I’d love to know. 😁

A few drops of denatured alcohol will dissolve a very very fine layer of hot glue which lets you peel it off much easier. It’s an old trick hobby plane makers use when they want to take hot glue off things with minimal to no damage 🙂 awesome video!

I've learned from those that are smarter than I, and they are legion, that a few grains of kosher salt, between the surfaces being glued, will stop them from slipping, without compromising the glue's ability.

I just turned 16 and i dont really have this much equipment but i have started to create and restore some tools that i found and i find it quite rewarding! Hopefully im able to save up for some equipment, but i do rather much like to do things with hand tools rather power tools. 🙂 also good video

Накатка просто супер. В аналы. Сам бы не додумался. Лайкище, огромное.

love what you did with the stainless steel bolt. how you used the file to make impressions on it…very crafty. I'm new to your channel and am enjoying every video. Much respect to you sir.


Where did you get that rasp with the diamond cut outs
Also love watching the videos. Gives me great ideas for what I can do.

закругли не рабочий торец лезвия, случайно можно напороться.

Yet another great video. And in my opinion, I came here to watch you MAKE stuff lol. So you making a blade was worth the watch, I don't want to destroy my chisels, love them too much. Also love the fact that you don't add background music, and lengthy explanations.👌

Just for the sake of proper metallurgic terminology, when you heated the blade and quickly cooled it in the vegetable oil you Tempered it. When you put it in the oven for a couple hours at low temperature (and I assume you cool it slowly), you Annealed it.

I'd say that is a little work of art. Wondering how I can replicate that in my new shed without the power tools. It can't be impossible. I've got an old chisel for a starter.

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