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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 07-10-2012 08:35 PM 4345 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

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#1 posted 07-10-2012 08:42 PM

That tote actually looks pretty sweet. Nice work

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#2 posted 07-10-2012 08:45 PM

Looks Superb !!!

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

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#3 posted 07-10-2012 08:46 PM

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

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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#4 posted 07-10-2012 08:48 PM

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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#5 posted 07-10-2012 08:52 PM

ewww I like it…........

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#6 posted 07-10-2012 09:21 PM

Very pretty. But we want to see shavings!

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#7 posted 07-10-2012 09:30 PM

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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#8 posted 07-11-2012 12:02 AM

Nice hot rod on the 4 1/2 jb.

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#9 posted 07-13-2012 01:12 AM

Nice work. Nice plane!

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

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#10 posted 07-18-2012 12:57 AM

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 07-18-2012 07:45 PM

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

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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#12 posted 07-19-2012 09:07 AM

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

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

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#13 posted 09-03-2012 01:36 AM

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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