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My Hand Planes- Meet the Boys #1: Stanley No.4 1/2 Bench plane with shop-made Tote.

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Blog entry by Johnnyblot posted 750 days ago 2144 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a Stanley no.4 1/2 that I built up from parts.

Woodwork, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

The Tote is a sandwich of 3 pieces of bubinga, in a ‘Z’ configuration glued to 2 acrylic tote profiles with maple cheeks.
my original idea was to use brass sheet but I didn’t have any to hand so I used clear acrylic sheet [from a car registration plate].
Woodwork, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App
Woodwork, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

Also I fitted a Quangsheng Blade & Chipbreaker assembley.

Woodwork, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone AppWoodwork, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

The body was first stripped and repainted and the surfaces reground.
The mouth needed to opened up by approx 1.5mm to accept the 3mm Quangsheng blade.

I hope this is of interest.
Cheers

-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit



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Mosquito

4510 posts in 895 days


#1 posted 750 days ago

That tote actually looks pretty sweet. Nice work

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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DaddyZ

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#2 posted 749 days ago

Looks Superb !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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Brit

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#3 posted 749 days ago

That’s different John. How do you like the Quangsheng blade? Is the chipbreaker original or is that Quangsheng too?

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Bertha

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#4 posted 749 days ago

Unusual tote of the year vote +1. Go gettem johnny! Fine fine plane. I like your friggen style.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Don W

14662 posts in 1171 days


#5 posted 749 days ago

ewww I like it…........

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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BTimmons

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#6 posted 749 days ago

Very pretty. But we want to see shavings!

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BigTWW - http://vimeo.com/98821147

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Johnnyblot

318 posts in 879 days


#7 posted 749 days ago

I wanted to have a go at making a tote, but I did not have the right size timber so I improvised a bit. I do like the clear acrylic cos you can see the bubinga through it.

Andy- It’s a Quansheng blade and chipbreaker assy. At £32 for 2 3’8” [blade & chipbreaker] from Workshop Heaven I think it’s worth it?

Don- If I knew how to checker the maple cheeks, I would have. I’m very impressed with what you’ve been doing there. Keep up the good work.

-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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chrisstef

10435 posts in 1610 days


#8 posted 749 days ago

Nice hot rod on the 4 1/2 jb.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Dave

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#9 posted 747 days ago

Nice work. Nice plane!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Johnnyblot

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#10 posted 742 days ago

As requested, some shavings-
Woodwork, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

Here is the board (English cherry) after a few passes-

Woodwork, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

Cheers

-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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Brit

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#11 posted 742 days ago

We like to see the shavings John. Nice bit is Cherry too.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Johnnyblot

318 posts in 879 days


#12 posted 741 days ago

Believe it or not the reverse side is full of woodworm:-(

-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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Mauricio

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#13 posted 695 days ago

Sweet plane Johnny!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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