Stanley Scraper Plane Handle For Size 12, 12-1/2 & 12-3/4

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Blog entry by hhhopks posted 12-27-2014 10:15 PM 1353 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to replace the missing handle on my Stanley scraper plane. The project should be a simple turning task if I only know what the key dimensions are. I gave up searching on the net after months of Google without success. Fortunately I was able to get my hands on several examples of the handle. I believe that the handles were hand turned, each one has some minor variance. Attached is a drawing of handle with dimensions for Lumberjocks’ future reference. Hopefully, it will save the next person a bit of time.

Genral Notes:

1 The clamping action of the plane handle screw will crush the handle slightly causing the handle to sit slightly lower then expected.
2. Middle handle section diameter (3/4”) could be slightly thick but you will run the risk of having the frog’s tilting bolt (where the adjusting nuts are on) rubbing against the handle and eventually creating a groove. It may even limit the travel of the frog.
3 The curves of the handle are assumed to be elliptical. Though I don’t know what is the design dimensions are, I think the one shown here is close enough. When making the handle, I only measured distance from the end and thickest part (1-3/8”) and eyeball rest of the curves. A smooth transition is the key with symmetry.
4. Due to Lumberjock’s posting limitation you will likely have to copy the plan’s image and paste it on another application and enlarge/zoom in on the dimensions.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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