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I have been away some time

Postby Loghead » 27 May 2022, 16:14

Hi folks,

I am just starting to find my feet again after a struggle with health. So I am back at the bench, albeit on a stool. My tools are stil shiny though, thanks to a south facing, metal door that keeps the shop bone dry.

I just found a Record 71 Router plane too. Does anyone know if the 'Veritas' Router blades would fit this plane? I seem to have misplaced my existing blades; and I was looking forward to levelling some housings by hand router! If the blades fit, I'll buy the plane!

Cheers John
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Re: I have been away some time

Postby Lurker » 27 May 2022, 16:26

Welcome back John.

You know what's going to happen don't you.
The moment you order replacements, you will find your others :)
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Re: I have been away some time

Postby AndyT » 27 May 2022, 17:20

Welcome back from me too.

I don't have one myself but I have read plenty of times online that the new Veritas blades do fit old Stanley or Record routers.
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Re: I have been away some time

Postby fezman » 27 May 2022, 20:58

I've got both of those Jon, the Veritas blades are longer, but same thickness / profile.

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The veritas only just fit the stanley.

This is a veritas blade bottomed out in the plane and you can see the adjuster is partly beyond the thread.

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Re: I have been away some time

Postby Vann » 28 May 2022, 03:18

fezman wrote:...This is a veritas blade bottomed out in the plane and you can see the adjuster is partly beyond the thread.

I believe the trick is to reverse the adjuster so the flange is at the bottom.

Cheers, Vann.
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Re: I have been away some time

Postby Cabinetman » 28 May 2022, 11:59

Vann wrote:
fezman wrote:...This is a veritas blade bottomed out in the plane and you can see the adjuster is partly beyond the thread.

I believe the trick is to reverse the adjuster so the flange is at the bottom.

Cheers, Vann.

Think he’s already done that, or at least that would make it worse, perhaps a new longer length of threaded rod?
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Re: I have been away some time

Postby AndyT » 28 May 2022, 13:45

It's probably not too difficult to saw/file/grind another notch, a bit lower down.

Or else fit a wooden sole onto the router.
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Re: I have been away some time

Postby jvc26 » 28 May 2022, 15:24

Welcome back!
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Re: I have been away some time

Postby Loghead » 29 May 2022, 21:42

Many Thanks friends.
Yes it seems I shall be woodworking from a stool quite a lot. I just have to fix a beam to my benchtop, to lean against when planing. Like I have to do when washing up the dishes!. Aside from that it's pacing myself.
As for finding the missing cutters, my shop is in a right old state, so if they do rurn up later no probs. I'll just have spares!
I think the suggested modifications will be within my modest metal working skills. (I can haksaw and file true enough!) Thanks Andy.

Thanks again folks

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