Woodsmith Router Plane Standard Plan & Premium Shop Drawings

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While a router plane doesn’t share the same iconic status as a smoothing plane or a hand saw, its usefulness has earned it a place in my toolbox. Just as a hand plane smooths large visible surfaces of a project, a router plane levels surfaces that usually aren’t seen but are just as vital to the success of a project. These include the bottoms of rabbets, dadoes, grooves, tenon cheeks, and hinge mortises. The way a router plane does all this lies in its construction. An L-shaped blade extends below the sole to reach hard-to-get surfaces. The base acts as the reference to create a parallel surface within the joint. As a practical matter, the router plane ensures that grooves are a consistent depth from the surface or that tenon cheeks are free of twist for square assemblies. This simplicity of the design means this versatile tool is pretty straightforward to make rather than buy. It also results in a custom tool unlike any you’ve seen.

You can purchase the Woodsmith Router Plane standard plan or the supplemental premium shop drawings as a downloadable PDF or in a printed format that we ship to you. We highly recommend purchasing both the standard plan and the supplemental premium shop drawings for more in-depth instructions and greater detail.

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Woodsmith Router Plane Standard Plan – 8.5” x 11” PDF Download Woodsmith Router Plane Standard Plan – 8.5” x 11” PDF Download SKU: WS24628PL
Plans will be emailed to you, please allow approximately 1 hour for processing. Phone orders cannot be accepted.

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$9.95
Woodsmith Router Plane Premium Shop Drawings Supplement – 11” x 17” PDF Download Woodsmith Router Plane Premium Shop Drawings Supplement – 11” x 17” PDF Download SKU: WS24628SD
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$15.95
Woodsmith Router Plane Standard Plan – 8.5” x 11” Print (Shipped to You) Woodsmith Router Plane Standard Plan – 8.5” x 11” Print (Shipped to You) SKU: WS24628PLPR

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$17.15
Woodsmith Router Plane Premium Shop Drawings Supplement – 24” Wide Print (Shipped to You) Woodsmith Router Plane Premium Shop Drawings Supplement – 24” Wide Print (Shipped to You) SKU: WS24628SDPR

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$45.89

Despite its look, this is no Mickey-Mouse project. This shopbuilt router plane is sure to become a favorite tool in your shop, and one that will get used often.

Step-by-step instructions, exploded views, materials list, and more—these plans have everything you need to build your own Router Plane.

What you get (Downloadable PDFs):

Standard Plan:

  • 8.5” x 11” PDF of 5 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
  • More than 20 full-color photos and illustrations and exploded views
  • Materials list & Project Sources

Premium Shop Drawings: 

  • 11” x 17” printable PDF
  • More detailed drawings of every part and every assembly that supplements the standard plan
  • More exploded views for a better understanding of the project

 

What you get (Printed & Shipped):

Standard Plan:

  • 5 pages of step-by-step instructions
  • More than 20 full-color photos and illustrations and exploded views
  • Materials list & Project Sources
  • 8.5” x 11” print shipped to you

Premium Shop Drawings: 

  • More detailed drawings of every part and every assembly
  • More exploded views for a better understanding of the project
  • A large, 24” wide print on premium paper shipped to you

 

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Country of Manufacture United States

WARNING: Wood Dust created by Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection.

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