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Bench Planes #1: Wood River #4 Smoothing Plane

10-13-2016 04:48 AM by HappyHowie | 5 comments »

The other day while tuning up my Wood River smoothing bench plane I noticed that its tote (handle) was cracked. I called Woodcraft’s customer service number to see if they had a template or technical drawing in case I was forced to make a replacement. They did not have a template or a drawing. And, they did not have replacement totes for sale. I also could not find any replacement totes on the Woodcraft online store. To my surprise they mailed me a new one for no charge. Thank...

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Craft Show Project: Make a Drink Tote

10-08-2016 06:45 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

These make a great gift and also can easily be batch made for craft shows. Total cost for this build was $20. Check it out, share, and subscribe!

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Just for Fun... #98: For a Change...

09-18-2016 05:49 AM by littlecope | 11 comments »

A little break in the House Renovation Action, so there was an opportunity to Work on something I’ve been building in my head for the last six months or so…I’ve had a designated ‘Work Box’ for a number of years, a box for storing personal things in at Work… My first one, I out-grew, and so I simply grabbed one that was ‘kicking around… This one is the right size for the Job, but has drawbacks… #1) It barely fits through my Locker Door (...

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Stanley #5 Tote Restoration

08-12-2015 08:58 PM by Mattyboy | 8 comments »

I’ve had these two Stanley #5’s for a couple years now and use them often. But both had broken horns (not certain if that’s the right term) on the handle/tote, making it uncomfortable to hold. I’ve been using a glove when using these planes. Finally I got around to fixing them. I don’t happen to have any rosewood, so I used the darkest wood I had – walnut. On the first one, the fix is very obvious so I stained the walnut part on the second one and it’s a bit harder to tell a repair has bee...

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Slightly Rustic Beer Gift Set- Beer Caddy, Tote, etc.

03-20-2015 07:07 PM by AlexHarris | 2 comments »

Back before Christmas I built this simple beer tote to present some beers, which I had bought my Dad as a gift. As this was a gift I designed it to tightly house the bottles (the handle acts to hold them in place) but this could easily be adapted for day-to-day use. Check out the video below! Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/thiswoodwork Visit Website: http://thiswoodwork.com/ Like my Facebook page: https://facebook.com/thiswoodwork Follow me on Twitter: https://...

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Restoring Handplane Totes

02-01-2015 12:16 AM by poopiekat | 40 comments »

There’s lots of planes in my workshop that need a refurbished tote to make them usable. They are all projects for a later date, I keep telling myself. This is a typical tote, found on a transitional #27 on one of my hunting trips: Here’s what I do: To fix the broken horn, I first bandsaw off the stub, leaving as flat a surface as possible. Then, after confirming a nice flat surface, I select a little block of wood of similar grain, and glue it on. I keep exotic lit...

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Reshaping a Stanley Sweetheart #62 Tote

11-04-2014 05:44 PM by Mauricio | 11 comments »

The other day I was working from home, I was bummed out because I had been to busy to do much woodworking lately, so I said “Hey, standing desks are supposed to be good for your, and my “joinery bench” is about the right height, why not put my laptop on the bench?!” If I cant woodwork, I can at least be around my tools. One thing leads to another and while on a conference call I get the bug in me to reshape this plane tote. I’ve always disliked the shape of...

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Handplanes #4: Custom Hand Plane Totes Stanley & LV Veritas

09-14-2014 01:28 AM by OSU55 | 1 comment »

I don’t like Stanley or Veritas factory totes. I made modifications to the drawings provided by Lee Valley. The result is kind of in between the two designs. I start with stock about 1-1/4” thick and end up slightly less. The designs adjust the tote angle, making the Stanley more upright and giving the LV tote a little more angle. The front lower and rear upper radii are smaller and the positions adjusted to affect the hand angle and provide more vertical room for larger hands. My...

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Disston Handsaw Restoration #4: Chopping up plane for saw tote

07-16-2014 04:00 AM by Skip Mathews | 15 comments »

I cut up an old plane to get what I think might be beech wood for my num 12 handsaw tote.This plane was for scrap anyway so here we go! Then I cut it to size with my previously restored Disston rip saw.Wow! That saw cuts really fast! Then I joint the edge with one of the planes I cobbled together from a box of six planes I bought on Ebay.The plane I just cut up came out of the same box. Seems strange for some reason?Reminds me of the lyrics “From the forest itself comes th...

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3D Printed for Lumberjocks #1: Drink Espresso in Style

01-05-2014 12:10 AM by WispWoods | 6 comments »

If there is one thing that gets me more excited than woodworking, it is 3D printing. My best days are when I can 3D print something that indulges the word nerd within. That is why I’m so excited to share this with you! I don’t own a 3D printer myself (I would buy an 8” jointer first). I rely on Shapeways to print my models for me. Something great that Shapeways also does is to allow people to offer their items for sale I have one of these cups from Shapeways and it...

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