A router plane is a hand plane used in woodworking for smoothing out sunken panels, and more generally for all depressions below the general surface of the pattern.[1] It planes the bottoms of recesses to a uniform depth and can work into corners that otherwise can only be reached with a chisel. The tool has largely been supplanted by the electrical router and shaper, but retains limited application.

Router plane
Router plane being used to plane a groove
Other names
  • Old woman's tooth
  • Depthing router
  • Granny's tooth[1]
ClassificationWoodworking hand plane
A wooden router plane

Further reading edit

  • Wynn, Scott (2010). Woodworker's Guide to Handplanes: How to Choose, Set Up, and Master the Most Useful Planes for Today's Workshop. East Petersburg, Pennsylvania, USA: Fox Chapel Publishing. ISBN 978-1-56523-453-6. OCLC 606234673.

References edit

  1. ^ a b Salaman, R. A. (1975). Dictionary of tools used in the woodworking and allied trades, c. 1700-1970. Internet Archive. New York: Scribner. pp. 353–354. ISBN 978-0-684-14535-8.