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## Planes restored - Because I can. #3: Making a new tote.

930 days ago by | 22 comments »

Today I decided to make a new tote for a plane. This is the first tote I’ve made, so I learned a few things, and I know there will be more. Here is the steps I took. First i downloaded the templates from Lee Valley.I then glued to to the blank and cut it to size. Make the grain parallel to the bottom of the template. I then drilled the holes. Make sure you drill it before you cut it out. First the tote top hole, then I drilled the through hole. I drilled from both sides first, the...

## Hand plane fence DIY (for my no 3 and 4) Blog

1169 days ago by | 18 comments »

Hand plane fence DIY (for my no 3 and 4) BlogMaking your own fence for any metal handplane. I decided to take up the challenge of making a fence for my hand planes, this time I made one that will fit my no. 3 and no 4 Stanley and Record planes.The next one I build will be for the larger no. 6 and 7, but you can follow this DIY for every size. You need:Hardwood or plywood in a good quality.(A) 6mm thick; app. 20 cm (8 inch) by 15 cm / 6 inches (B) 6mm thick; app. 20 cm (8 inch) by 10 cm ...

## Golden Mean, Golden ratio in constructing items.

2070 days ago by | 12 comments »

The golden Mean or Golden Ratio is a number that people use when making items, buildings and furniture, They are determined a couple of different ways. The number is used to determine proportions between pieces of the item being constructed. One of the easiest to remember is to take 1 and 1 and then to add two consecutive numbers to get the next. The numbers in sequence are: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89 etc. This might work if you were making something 89” tall and the ...

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