|Project by Wav||posted 02-18-2016 05:36 AM||1261 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
Ok, so the project is a little more involved than just the woodworking, but I couldn’t show the work I did on the 2 Totes without them being mounted on the tool. I found this Plane in a bucket in an open shed. It had a missing handle and wasn’t in very good condition. i suppose I could have ordered a replacement handle, but the challenge was to make one from a piece of Rosewood I had stuck in a scrap bin after making the Tea Table. Since the original Front Tote was in such bad condition I turned a new one, which is a real challenge for me since i have very little experience using a Lathe. Wood turning is not something I attempt very often so I leave it to the experts most of the time. Both handles were made free handed using no patterns, just the idea in my head of a general idea of what i wanted. To most making these handles must seem like child’s play; but, to me they presented a big challenge making sure I had the proper angle for the fastening hardware, getting the right size hole and counter bore for the brass ferrules and the alignment pin, cutting a pocket in the handle for a snug fit and rounding the handle to make a comfortable grip. For a novice woodworker making these two handles were quite the undertaking not to mention restoring the tool in the process. Sure a new plane might have been less of a bother; but, as a woodworker I take as much pride in the tools i own as the things I can build with them.
Since Bench Planes can be knocked out of alignment when laid on it’s side and damage can occur to the Iron if the work bench is cluttered, I also made a padded tray for storage and rest between usage. Well, does it work? Well yes, I think it does. Quite well I might add.
-- Maddog Creations