|Project by Todd Swartwood||posted 12-14-2014 06:22 PM||1765 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
I have needed a scraper plane for some time now. I have watched for used ones only to see them sell for
$150.00 and on up. I was fortunate to get a good deal on a #12 Stanley cabinet scraper. But try as I may I could not make it work the way it should. I became very disappointed with myself and new I had to create
something that would work for me. I took the #12 and looked at beside pictures of a # 112 scraper plane.
The only thing different was a little more length to provide space for the tote and knob. I decided that with a piece of 1/2” aluminum plate I could transform the #12 into a #112 wantabe. after a day of making the tote and milling the 1/2” plate and assembling the parts this is what I came up with. Best of all it works great. I was worried a little about the mounting holes in the aluminum scratching so I used a countersink bit and beveled the edges of all the screw holes.
I can’t believe I waited so long to do something so simple.
The tote is made of Wenge and I plan on turning a matching knob.
Thanks for taking the time to comment, Todd
-- Todd Swartwood (Todd Swart-Woodworks)