August 11, 2009 AT 10:56 am

Woodworking magazine’s Altoids tool contest

Altoids Router1
Altoids Router2
Woodworking magazine’s Altoids tool contest via MAKE. Christopher writes –

I was worried this would happen. Some of the entrants to our contest to build a tool from an Altoids tin built tools that actually worked. Sigh. Woodworkers are so practical. We’re also practical. And so the winner of our contest is Tom Bier, who built a working router plane from an Altoids tin. The tool is impossibly clever – you open the lid to store the iron and thumbscrew. Heck I’d buy one.

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1 Comment

  1. You know, some of electronics geeks are so electonics focussed that we have no idea what a router plane actually is. I had to look it up, and no, it’s not a compact ip router for an airplane… It’s a wood shavey thing. Why didn’t they just call it that. Wood geeks! Sheesh!

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