Plane handle repair and jig - post.

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Project by mafe posted 09-16-2011 01:07 AM 3375 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A simple frame saw.
you can do that!

A jig and a restore for plane handles (totes).

The post is pictures from the blog:

1. Handle in the jig.
2. The new plane handle, more proud, sexier I think.
3. Work in progress.
4. Me making a big mess – yes you may laugh at me again…
5. My No. 5 before the restore, poor guy.
6. And now more happy more proud.

Hope it can be to some inspiration,

Best thoughts,


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

12 comments so far

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#1 posted 09-16-2011 02:04 AM

Nice work Mads.
What a smooth transition from new to old.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#2 posted 09-16-2011 02:04 AM

That’s one of those wonderful “why in the hell did I not think of that” ideas. Thanks for sharing.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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Don W

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#3 posted 09-16-2011 02:05 AM

you really fool around with those old things? :-)

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#4 posted 09-16-2011 02:59 AM

Another one as good as new ;-) No, better than new ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 09-16-2011 06:08 AM

Cool, I would have never thought of ding that.
I would have made the whole handle.

-- Chuck

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#6 posted 09-16-2011 11:27 AM

I don’t get it o_o

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#7 posted 09-17-2011 04:57 PM

Neat jig.

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#8 posted 09-17-2011 05:12 PM

sure beats rubber bands and clamps that keep falling off. lol

-- "certified sawdust maker"

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#9 posted 09-20-2011 01:10 AM

Nice project. I could do this kind of stuff all day long. there is a lot of satisfaction that you get from making a good old tool, like an old plane, whole again.
Thanks Mads.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#10 posted 09-20-2011 12:21 PM

Hi guys,
Thank you for the comments, yes I am not the first to do this, but now you have seen how I do it.
I could ofcourse at the same time have made a new, but to me that is not a option, I love to have as much of the old there as possible, a repair like this is only a increasement of value to me, now my life has been put into it also.
Best thoughts to all of you,

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

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#11 posted 01-06-2012 04:47 AM

Hope it can be to some inspiration It is, today I picked up a #5 Stanley with a broken handle and remembered this project and your blog. The handle is one piece again, glue us drying overnight.
Thanks Mads!

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#12 posted 01-11-2012 09:35 PM

Thank you Tim, that was kind of you.
Best thoughts and a big smile,

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

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