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Tote Repair, Fix The Crack #4: Where's The Crack?

548 days ago by hhhopks | 1 comment »

Finally, I got the finish completed on the tote. Well, I am calling it done. Finishing is just not my thing. So here it is. The picture below shows the repaired tote on my 604 plane which I have also restored. The objective of this blog is on the repair of the tote in a way where the repair is not obvious. No cheating here. It is the same tote (check pictures of the previous blogs). I didn’t resort to out of focus pictures. You be the judge. Below are close up pictures of the r...

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Tote Repair, Fix The Crack #2: Glue up

581 days ago by hhhopks | 3 comments »

A dry run was performed first. Evidently, the original threaded rod that came with the plane is not very straight. The tote will rock back and forth as the threaded rod is being tightened. I can see how such rod can put a lot of stress on the tote and contribute to the breakage. The plane’s original rod will not do. Fortunately, I have another one on hand. Though it is not perfect either but the rocking motion was drastically reduced. After the dry run I had to move my projec...

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Hand Plane Tote Repair For A Missing Horn

587 days ago by LukieB | 9 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...

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