#5 Plane Tote

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Project by rkober posted 11-27-2014 06:22 PM 1492 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed to replace my import #5 plane with a classic user. I gave up waiting to find a Bedrock when I ran across a type 11 Stanley. It took some work and parts from another donor plane. While the tote was OK, I really like the feel of custom made totes so I made one out of a nice piece of walnut. The plane isn’t perfect but it’s much nicer in the hand than the club that it replaced.

-- Ray - Spokane, WA - “Most people don’t recognize opportunity because it’s usually disguised as hard work.” - Unknown

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#1 posted 11-27-2014 09:08 PM

Very nice, looks a lot better than the one I made for a # 3 picked up on E-Bay that had a cracked tote.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Don W

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#2 posted 11-27-2014 09:17 PM

Very nice!

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 11-27-2014 11:43 PM

Great rejuvenation of that old plant. It sure looks better than original!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 11-28-2014 01:16 AM

Great tote!

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#5 posted 11-28-2014 04:21 AM

Very nice indeed! Well done! Thanks for Posting.


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#6 posted 11-28-2014 01:16 PM

I need about ten of these! This one looks great in walnut, a wood I might not have considered using. Nice!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#7 posted 11-28-2014 05:54 PM

That is a great-looking tote. It’s hard to drill and shape them accurately.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#8 posted 06-09-2015 01:40 AM

That is very cool. Love the pointy handle.

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