We may receive a commission when you use our affiliate links. However, this does not impact our recommendations.
I needed to cut stopped grooves on a round surface – and while I could have cut them on the stock while it was square, then proceed to turn it on the lathe, I didn’t want to worry about catching my turning gouge on a groove and causing tearing out (or worse).
So, after considering (then rejecting) some kind of router jig, I figured out a way to use my router plane. I often use “joiners saddles” (V-shaped blocks) to hold round work at the bench. So, I cut one of my saddles in half at the apex of the “V,” then screwed each piece to my router plane on either side of the blade.
A little trial and error got me to the correct angles for the fences for my particular workpiece. -Derek Olson
Here are some supplies and tools we find essential in our everyday work around the shop. We may receive a commission from sales referred by our links; however, we have carefully selected these products for their usefulness and quality.