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Hand Plane Tote Repair For A Missing Horn

09-10-2012 04:58 AM by LukieB | 10 comments »

I have quite a few vintage Stanley plane totes that look like this. Seems to be a very common form of damage, guess maybe the first thing to hit the ground when they fall. First thing I did was clean up and straighten out the damaged area with a sharp chisel, and then on my granite slab with sandpaper on it. This one was damaged far enough down that the counter-bore was gonna be an issue. The hole had to be drilled before being glued on there. I just eyeballed the angle at first. I left plenty of meat on the new piece so the drill angle could be adjusted by taking some off the side that would be glued to the tote. I then used a 7/16” dowel to line up the glue surfaces ju...

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