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Around the Shop #9: Sanding blocks made from Stanley plane parts.

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Blog entry by Don W posted 608 days ago 2239 reads 1 time favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I hate to throw anything away. I figured someday I’d think of something to do with the broken hand plane pieces.

These are all from un-restorable bases. Most of the knobs and totes are from pieces bad enough I wouldn’t put them back on a plane. I’m glad I found a use for them.

The largest one has an Ash inlay and I added a Ash tip to the broken rosewood tote. The front can be held similar to a wood bodied plane and seems very comfortable to use.
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On the first small one I made a 1/4” x 20” brass nut out of some barstock similar to the Stanley, but in using it I found I grab around the knob so the rest I just used a wing nut. My hand never rode against the wing nut.

Next is a cherry tote with some defects so I didn’t want to put it on a regular plane. I made a blank brass filler to fill the hole.

I probably could have also used this badley repaired (no it wasn’t my repair) tote, but while the real was glued up, I used this for its trial.

A front view before final sanding. The Ash inlay was epoxied into the plane.

Thanks for taking a look!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com



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Mosquito

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#1 posted 608 days ago

Nice use of otherwise unusable parts.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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Handtooler

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#2 posted 608 days ago

You always display a marvelous ingenuity! Keep the ideas and blogs flowing. Many of us will benefit.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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BTimmons

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#3 posted 608 days ago

Waste not, want not. Brilliant.

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

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bhog

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#4 posted 608 days ago

I agree with Handtooler.I like the inlaid one.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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Brit

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#5 posted 608 days ago

You’ve got too much time on your hands Don. :o)

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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racerglen

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#6 posted 608 days ago

Found a use for dead frogs yet Don ?
I’m using your idea on a dead sole as a holding place for sanding n’ such but that
burnt #5 is the only one of that I’ve got, X toes x toes, so far..
(and dead frog beer, sold here, dosen’t count !)

;-)

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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Don W

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#7 posted 608 days ago

Bench time Andy. Next project starts the 7th.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Brit

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#8 posted 608 days ago

Gotta love the bench. For me its the 14th.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Dennisgrosen

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#9 posted 608 days ago

great recycling :-)

Dennis

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ShaneA

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#10 posted 608 days ago

Good use of “stuff” Don. Sounds like some upcoming oohs and ahhs on the bench builds. Looking forward to it.

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grizzman

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#11 posted 607 days ago

that is really cool…great idea, but where are the motors…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Dennisgrosen

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#12 posted 607 days ago

they are in the garage for an oilchange Grizz .. :-)

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CL810

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#13 posted 607 days ago

Great idea Don Yoda!

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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Mauricio

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#14 posted 607 days ago

Genius!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Jamie Speirs

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#15 posted 607 days ago

Absolutely Brilliant Don

They also look neat, real curios.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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