Replacement Tote for New Stanley Sweetheart No.4

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Project by Dominic posted 01-22-2011 02:59 PM 2698 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Replacement Tote for New Stanley Sweetheart No.4
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I didn’t like the chunky tote that came with the plane; little too big for my hand and looked too squared-off for me. Modeled this new tote from an existing Stanley No. 5 tote. Made out of cherry. Actually much easier to make than most replacement totes because the hole for the bolt only needs to reach the cross dowel (the number “4” in the picture), and does not need to go all the way through the length of then tote. Finished with wipe-on poly.

-- Dominic P.- Duxbury MA

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#1 posted 01-22-2011 03:04 PM

Nice job done.
Are you happy for the performance of this new plane?
Thera are so many stories on the web, so it would be nice with a acual user review.
Best thoughts,

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

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#2 posted 01-22-2011 03:22 PM

I am very pleased with the way this plane works. I use it as a smoothing plane, it takes full-width fluffy shavings and is a joy to use, leaving a glassy tear-out free surface. Nice thick blade and well-fitted cap iron, and easy depth adjustment. The thingy that holds the blade to the plane is made of aluminum rather than cast iron, but I’ve had no problems with its durability in the 2 years I’ve owed this plane. The casting is heavy and solid, dead flat and square. This is my most often used plane (I also have a LV low angle jack with 25 and 37 degree blades, LV regular angle block, LN 102 and 103, Stanley no. 5 and Stanley No. 7 with Hock replacement iron, Clifton shoulder plane).

-- Dominic P.- Duxbury MA

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#3 posted 01-22-2011 04:15 PM

Sing along, “One tote over the line, sweet Jesus, . . . .”

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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