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    Do you know what OWT stands for? It stands for “Old Woman’s Tooth”!
    I am afraid we cannot use such derogatory language these days.
    Properly, it is a router, to finish a recess, or housing.
    It makes a chattering noise as you pass it forwards and back across the grain.OWT-4e23255c-c130-4c3e-9a36-738042284a62.jpg

    I made it over 30 years ago. The body is formed from the foot of a piece of gymnasium equipment. There was another foot, which I also used for an OWT.
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    The view from beneath shows the iron is a 4-square file. The wedge is rosewood.

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    This is the other one I made, more like the usual shape.
    I prefer to use this to using a machine router for just a small job, no need to bother with PPE, extraction, dust everywhere. Noise.
    It does not give a very good finish, so.....
    Last edited by Philip Davies; 06-30-2020 at 06:23 AM. Reason: Extra picture

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    Not shure that this form of router plane is found on this side of the pond.

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    I call a Granny’s Tooth as that is what my grandfather called it. I have his and they’re so useful.

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    Never seen or even heard of one before. Very interesting!

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    I clicked on this with great trepidation......

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    So basically a scratch stock. Instead of shearing the grain you abrade it. I have done fairly complex moulding reproductions in a similar fashion with older HSS saw blades ground and sharpened up ion the appropriate profile. I agree with the no dust or noise. If it is not to make money and you want to enjoy yourself why not!

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    Thanks Philip Davies! We've added your Routing Tool to our Routing category,
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    Pretty neat. I could've used one of those, any number of times. I can see why you repurposed that old equipment foot practically made to order.


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