1. I am learning so much with every project and episode you make, I will probably use pine as this is what is readily availble to me. Thanks for all of the tips and tricks you use. As I have mentioned I really don’t need another cabinet but want to make this one.

    Thanks again !


      1. I suspect he’s using the square cutter but only as that’s all I’ve ever seen in his videos and blogs. Not saying he doesn’t use the spear point – it seems like Paul skews the cutter by feel to get the best cut.

        1. Paul’s Blog entry “questions-answered-what-are-pointed-blades-for-on-router-planes”
          Answers my own question.
          There are a number of blog articles devoted to the 71 Router.

          (I have come to realize that you can generally answer your own questions with a quick “JFGI”
          (Just F** Google It!!)

  2. Hi Paul. Early in Episode 4 you show where a board bowed while sitting overnight. I guess in the best of situations, we’d be able to cut the joinery, get everything fitted and glued up, and apply finish in one glorious woodworking session. Oh well. It’s a nice thought, right? LOL Anyway, on the topic of storing work pieces overnight … What would be the pros and cons for assembling the pieces and leaving them that way overnight? Would the joinery reduce or eliminate wood movement even though the joints are not glued? On the other hand, would overnight compression inside the joints cause them to loosen up?
    I’d like to know your thoughts.
    Thank you for all the great work you and your crew are doing!

  3. My favorite of Paul’s videos, the comment about how we all desire to build something that will be talked about by our grandchildren.

    I really wish you hadn’t hyped up router planes so much because now I can’t afford one lol, I need one so bad and see you use yours for every project, do you have an extra that you could trade?

  4. You can always make the poor mans router plane, or you can follow one of the other you tube videos for making a router plane, or look on the second hand tool websites for a granny’s tooth router. I have a shop made one using an allen key and a ring bolt with a wing nut.
    If you truly must have a 70/71 type, don’t rely on ebay, shop around. Just looking at the two UK sites I look at, I see one for 40 pounds and one for 100 pounds.
    Or buy a cheap wooden rebate plane and attach some depth adjusters to the sides.
    Don’t let collectors stop you woodworking, there’s always another way to do these things.

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