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Project by TheTurtleCarpenter posted 10-03-2016 07:45 PM 2362 views 7 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

. I bought an Old Ohio tools Razee plane for one reason , I loved the feel of the handle. It was not in the Best of shape otherwise as time and weather had split the front in three places which wouldn’t of held up to the forces after cleaning and reglueing so the Idea of building another body around the old handle was started.

First order of buisness was to cut the handle and bed free of the front portion, change the bed angle to 50* and make some drawings to work to what was left. The blade was in pretty bad shape but proved itself when it all came together. Finish was 10 coats of BLO sanded in with 400 grit and the last several rubbed in by hand.

All the Best, JD

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky





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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#1 posted 10-03-2016 07:50 PM

Wow, beautiful work! How did you cut the bead detail on each side? Really looks great.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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ShaneA

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#2 posted 10-03-2016 07:56 PM

Yeah, that is awesome! really well done.

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TheTurtleCarpenter

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#3 posted 10-03-2016 07:59 PM

Thanks !,,,I made a scratch stock Smitty and it had a small bead but as I crossed the grain on the back radius the bead would not cooperate !! I remade another side and sharpened up the scratch blade but the bead being so small ,,,,it splintered out again so then I decided to make a new blade without the bead.

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky

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ToddJB

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#4 posted 10-03-2016 08:17 PM

Great job. I think the original designer would be very pleased with your upgrade.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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shipwright

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#5 posted 10-03-2016 08:30 PM

I like it!
Really nice work (of art).

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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ralbuck

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#6 posted 10-03-2016 09:15 PM

Fine craftsmanship!

But ; you made yourself a problem!

TOO PRETTY TO USE!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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Don W

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#7 posted 10-03-2016 10:23 PM

I wasn’t sure about the way the knob slanted when you first showed it, but you made it work. Well done my friend!!

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

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Slyy

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#8 posted 10-03-2016 10:27 PM

Heck of a new coat of paint on that ride!

-- Jake -- "Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

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SamuelP

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#9 posted 10-04-2016 12:12 AM

Holy Smokes!

-- -Sam - FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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summerfi

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#10 posted 10-04-2016 01:37 AM

That is incredible Jeff. Really beautiful job!

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html

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JPJ

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#11 posted 10-04-2016 02:01 AM

Nice job !

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#12 posted 10-04-2016 07:07 AM

Wow! Fantastic upgrade, Jeff!

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 10-04-2016 10:36 AM

Awesome transformation. Me also have some old planes to restore.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Timmy2Hands

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#14 posted 10-04-2016 01:48 PM

Really beautiful work Jeff.

-- Tim

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terryR

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#15 posted 10-04-2016 01:59 PM

Wow, an impressive build!

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

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