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By Alex
#1326218
Wow Mike that's an amazing gift.
My guess for peg sticking out the side is its wedge to hold another peg shaped wedge against blade to reduce vibration in the blade.
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By MikeG.
#1326298
Getting there, but not quite. Actually, that's probably a better idea than what I've actually done. Its function is to lock the blade in position at the depth set by the adjuster.
By Alex
#1326316
Love it. You've got some serious skills to pull it off, I'm no where near that level. Keep seeing you guys making your own tools think that's got to be one of next years goals. Thanks for posting, definitely inspirational.
By tomthumbtom8
#1326402
I have a router plane Axminster but mike I would buy one from you

so if you decide to sell some please put my name down

I had a old router that locked with a small brass pin/stud and was held in place with a threaded bolt (handle) ??
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By MikeG.
#1326411
Well that's very kind of you 3T8, but I hadn't planned on going into production. Besides, if I did my hours wouldn't be priced at £0 any more, and so I'd have to sell then for £350 or £400, and they're simply not worth that. My mate who turned the brass piece for me would look at me a bit funny if I went back to him and asked for a few more.....
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By Steve Maskery
#1326438
Mike, would you be prepared to share your drawing? I bet I'm not the only one here who would like to have a go.
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By MikeG.
#1326452
I didn't draw it Steve, but I will if you like. I just made it up on the bench. I'll also soon take some detail photos of the other one which is currently under construction. I've got so far with it then run into a whole lot of other jobs which have taken priority, so it is missing the most awkward bit to make.
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By MikeG.
#1326764
Steve, I'll try to attach the PDFs of these images which you can print at 1:1 (full size) and they give you the design of my router planes. If I can't attach PDFs, drop me a PM and we'll do it another way.

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Wax all the internals heavily before gluing, and take real care to avoid squeeze-out going inside the mechanism. Other than that, the only slightly challenging part is cutting the diamond-shaped holes for the cutter shaft, because marking out isn't easy.
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By Steve Maskery
#1326770
Works perfectly, thanks Mike.