Hand Tools

Subject:
Re: Router plane for tenons, nothing new

Derek Cohen (in Perth, Australia)
Bill, just a note that I have never felt the need for an outrigger on my router plane. Off the top of my head I cannot imagine tenon cheeks being longer than 1 1/2" for furniture. I can balance the half of the router plane on the stretcher. A little downforce is needed ...

If I were to gang cut cheeks, I would use a rabbet-type plane, not a shoulder plane. For example, rabbet block plane or wide shoulder plane. Plane to the lines. However, I have never done this, preferring to tune each individually (... just how many tenons does one make at any one time for the average piece of furniture), using either a router plane or a wide chisel.

Regards from Perth

Derek

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