Additional blades for Veritas router

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tibi

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Hello,

I have saved some woodworking allocated money and I would like to buy my first specialty plane.

I would like to buy Veritas router plane (as the vintage Stanleys and Records cost almost as much as a new Veritas).
Can you please tell me what blades are useful to have for this plane? 1/2 inch flat and pointed comes with the package. I am considering buying 1/4 inch as well. Do I need flat or pointed or both?

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Derek Cohen (Perth Oz)

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I cannot say when I last used the pointed blade ... uuuh .. yes .. never!

1/2", 3/16", 1/4", 6mm, and 1/8" are the ones I use.

Get the fence. You will find a use for it.

I also made a scraper blade out of a hex key. Good for shorter grooves/mortices/stopped dados ...

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Regards from Perth

Derek
 

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I cannot say when I last used the pointed blade ... uuuh .. yes .. never!

1/2", 3/16", 1/4", 6mm, and 1/8" are the ones I use.

Get the fence. You will find a use for it.

I also made a scraper blade out of a hex key. Good for shorter grooves/mortices/stopped dados ...

Scraper%20blade%20for%20the%20router%20plane_html_64414112.jpg


Scraper%20blade%20for%20the%20router%20plane_html_7b636d07.jpg


Regards from Perth

Derek
Thank you very much Derek. I could buy a fence, but the first thing that came to mind was that I could use a router plane with a fence as a plough plane. Then I have found your answer on another forum, that this setup is not efficient.

What else can I use the fence for?

I have an old wooden plough plane where wooden parts are broken, but I can take metal parts and iron and create a new one. If I fail to do that, I would need to save up for Veritas small plough plane.
 

Derek Cohen (Perth Oz)

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A router plane is inefficient - compared with a plough plane. However, the router plane can do stopped grooves and stopped rebates. The fence aids in alignment.

Left full (to avoid leaving a vulnerable dovetailed end) ...

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Cleaned up ...

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How about a curved and bowed stretcher!! Here, using the inlay cutter to score the lines ..

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Curved, so the fence is reversed for this ...

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Regards from Perth

Derek
 
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