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Replacement tote for a Stanley hand plane

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Project by Scotach posted 2239 days ago 7113 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s the end result of my adventures in hand plane tote making. I think I put maybe 3 hours total work into this project. I learned a few new things, indeed made a few mistakes, but the end result fits like a glove. I used an off cut of Curly Maple a friend of mine had laying around for this project. Mostly bandsaw and rasps for this one. Hope you enjoy.

I blogged my process on my LJ’s blog if anyone is interested in seeing my approach, and my mistakes. Cheers!

-- Brian S. --- "If you’ve worked on the building of a boat, it belongs to you the rest of your life." -Bob Prothero





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Chris

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#1 posted 2239 days ago

Very nice Brian… What is it made of?

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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Callum Kendall

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#2 posted 2239 days ago

Great work!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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Scotach

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#3 posted 2239 days ago

Sorry, I neglected to mention that it is made of Curly Maple. I haven’t decided on a finish for it yet. Possibly just some Shellac. I updated the description for the project to include this. Thanks for asking.

-- Brian S. --- "If you’ve worked on the building of a boat, it belongs to you the rest of your life." -Bob Prothero

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Roper

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#4 posted 2238 days ago

nice work brian . you should think about making a front knob to match, a total custom plane.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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sharad

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#5 posted 2237 days ago

What a beautiful piece of craftsmanship ! As Roper says make a front knob also to match.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Scotach

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#6 posted 2235 days ago

I just acquired a great piece of maple stock the right size for a front knob….Oh boy, a lathe project! I knew there was a reason I bought that lathe! I’ll update the projects/blog when I’m done.

-- Brian S. --- "If you’ve worked on the building of a boat, it belongs to you the rest of your life." -Bob Prothero

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Dusty56

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#7 posted 2068 days ago

Did you ever make that front knob ?

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marcfromny

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#8 posted 1618 days ago

I’m late to comment but I had to…great job!!! did u make the knob yet? I’d love to see how they look together

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dbhost

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#9 posted 1506 days ago

Just found this project. Great tote, would love to see the knob done and the rest of that plane restored. Such a great start it would be a pity to stop now!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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ic3ss

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#10 posted 1402 days ago

I got an old Stanley No. 8 off of ebay a few weeks ago and after fully reconditioning it, I needed a replacement tote ‘cause the one that it came with had the spur shaved off and the whole handle was way too small for my hand. I picked up a couple of pieced of curly maple down at woodcrafters and cut out the tote with my new scroll saw, then went to work with my rasp to shape it. A few grits of sandpaper here, and some tung oil and wax there, and voilla! Not bad for a first time, I like it.

I don’t have a lathe, so another guy on this forum gave me the idea to put the knob on a drill press to make the knob. I’ll have to do it with a hand drill somehow, but I’ll get it. Here’s the before and afters.

Thanks for looking,

Wayne Booker

-- "I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins."

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Scotach

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#11 posted 1391 days ago

That plane looks great! Nice job with the tote. It’s good to see that this thread/project has helped others out with their restorations and repairs. I haven’t been on LJ’s in quite some time, it’s good to be back. I haven’t turned a new knob for my plane yet, as I had to sell my lathe a while back. I have access to one so possibly soon.

-- Brian S. --- "If you’ve worked on the building of a boat, it belongs to you the rest of your life." -Bob Prothero

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