Plane tote for restore Ohio Jointer Plane

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Project by BerBer5985 posted 11-20-2011 10:35 PM 2716 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought an old Ohio Tool Jointer Plane for $30 on ebay and it needed restored and a new plane tote. I restored it all, repainted it, removed all the rust and then I needed a new tote. Well I had some maple scraps laying around, so I glued up 2 pieces, traced the old one and went to work. Hand formed with a rasp and finished with 4 coats of clear lacqer. I was very happy with the results. The first knob if the original beech handle that I sanded down and finished the same as the tote.

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One,

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#1 posted 11-20-2011 10:39 PM

Me Gusta.

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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Don W

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#2 posted 11-21-2011 12:23 AM

Nice job !! I typically don’t care for the light colored totes, I usually give mine a coat of dark danish oil. Maple is especially difficult to make darker. Yours however seems to fit nicely. It has some very nice grain.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#3 posted 11-21-2011 12:31 AM

Great score on the plane! Is that an 8 equivalent? 24 in? I really like the tote. Like Don, I typically like the darker totes, but yours works pretty well—you just have to turn a matching knob for it. ;-) Great job on the restoration. May it serve you for many years to come.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#4 posted 11-21-2011 12:54 AM

Your refurbish job looks great! It is so satisfying to take a discarded tool and make it whole again.
I tried really hard to darken the maple totes I made, now I just live with the color, and lately have noted darkening where my hand has pressed the most, which has added a lot of character.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#5 posted 11-21-2011 05:58 AM

Nice save! Good job bringing and oldie back to life.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#6 posted 11-22-2011 04:40 AM

I like the shape. Very nice and well done.

-- -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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#7 posted 02-29-2012 12:00 AM

Well done on this tote, really like the maple too.

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#8 posted 03-15-2012 12:02 PM

I just bought a #7 jointer plane at a yard sale for fifteen dollars. It is so rusty that I can’t find the manufacturer’s name on it. I plan to remove the rust by electrolisis as soon as I can find some Arm and Hammer washing soda.
I have already removed the wood parts and plan to replace them. I just hope mine turns out as nice as yours.

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#9 posted 03-15-2012 02:45 PM

I had a hard time finding washing soda, so I used ph up fromthe spa section or pool section. It’s sodium carbonate and works perfectly. I’m doing a bedrock 605 1/2 right now and it worked perfectly. Electrolysis is completely genius! Works like a charm and takes completely rusty metal and makes it look like nothing ever happened. Good luck with your restore! Let me know if you have any questions through the process.

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One,

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Don W

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#10 posted 03-15-2012 04:48 PM

I just coincendently picked up an Ohio Tool #6 and #7 just a few days apart. I love the ohio tool tote design and the large low knob. Here is the #7. The #6 is in the middle of the restore.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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Don W

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#11 posted 03-15-2012 04:52 PM

Hey Greg, sells the washing soda.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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