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Project by Don W posted 12-31-2015 04:51 PM 2172 views 7 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a Stanley no. 6 that’s been sitting in my shop for several years. The threaded nub for the front knob was broke off. I finally decided to do something with it.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.





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Brit

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#1 posted 12-31-2015 06:03 PM

Very cool Don. I like your hot dog.

-- https://www.clickasnap.com/Andy61 - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#2 posted 12-31-2015 06:09 PM

Nice shooter Don, good idea.

Happy New Year!

-- - Terry

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#3 posted 12-31-2015 06:10 PM

Of course you did! Outstanding Don.

-- ~Tony

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#4 posted 12-31-2015 06:33 PM

Awesome work, Don!

Looks very comfy to use as a shooter. Looks completely twisted sitting as a no.6.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#5 posted 12-31-2015 06:45 PM

great idea for an old plne.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 12-31-2015 09:56 PM

And with that you further enable broken plane hoarding! Is there a reason/purpose for the not-quite-a-tote-anymore on the back? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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Don W

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#7 posted 12-31-2015 10:08 PM



And with that you further enable broken plane hoarding! Is there a reason/purpose for the not-quite-a-tote-anymore on the back? Thanks for sharing.

- CFrye

I didn’t see a need for it Candy. The cover is just to hide the holes.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#8 posted 01-01-2016 07:38 AM

Ha, great job. I’m going to make one of these but not out of a old body like yours. Just curious, what’s the reason for an angled frog on the dedicated shooter planes? Cleaner cut?

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Don W

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#9 posted 01-01-2016 11:40 AM

A skewed blade makes a cleaner cut.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#10 posted 01-02-2016 05:40 PM

I missed this, that’s really cool.

Plus a TerryD sighting.

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#11 posted 01-02-2016 06:04 PM

Nice work, Don. Great save of a plane body that would otherwise be unusable.


Ha, great job. I m going to make one of these but not out of a old body like yours. Just curious, what s the reason for an angled frog on the dedicated shooter planes? Cleaner cut?

- ColonelTravis

Skewed iron reduces the effective attack angle. A 45 degree frog with a 20 degree skew results in an effective 40 degree attack angle. The lower angle slices through end grain easier so you get a cleaner cut. The skew also helps with shooting by allowing the iron to “ease” into the cut a bit, instead of hitting the whole width at once and helps hold the workpiece down because the skewed iron pushes the board down and into the fence.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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Don W

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#12 posted 01-02-2016 06:21 PM

Thanks Everyone!!

And Thanks Jayt for expanding on the skewed iron answer.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#13 posted 02-15-2016 11:12 PM

This is awesome Don, I just saw this project! I dig that hot dog-ish handle.

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#14 posted 08-30-2017 09:09 AM

Wonderful thinking Don.
You are the ‘do it’ man.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#15 posted 08-30-2017 02:58 PM

Did I just see this in the list of planes you were selling?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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