New Totes & Knobs

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Project by rkober posted 11-14-2013 03:21 AM 1201 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last year I purchased a set of Bill Rittner’s (Hardware City Tools) tote/knob for my Veritas plane and realized how great they felt. After following Bill’s blog which included his description of the build I decided to give it a try. I never have liked the feel of my Lie Nielson #8 so I changed to a low style knob and new tote (both in walnut). I was really happy with the results so I built another set for my #4 which had a cracked tote. I like Bill’s approach with a little thicker tote and an elliptical profile.

-- Ray - Spokane, WA - “Most people don’t recognize opportunity because it’s usually disguised as hard work.” - Unknown

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#1 posted 11-14-2013 03:37 AM

They look great. Very well done.

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#2 posted 11-14-2013 03:53 AM

Very nice.

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#3 posted 11-14-2013 04:51 AM

these turned out great.

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#4 posted 11-14-2013 04:55 PM

Very nicely done—most attractive.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 11-14-2013 04:58 PM

Nice work on those planes. Now they will be a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 11-14-2013 06:36 PM

Very nice job on crafting the tote and knob. I think that you’ll find that having configured the tool the way you want, that you enjoy using it more frequently.

I have a cherry set of Bill Ritner’s tote/knob on my #7. And like yourself, I love the elliptical, thicker shape. It’s very comfortable in the hand.

-- "People's lives are their own rewards or punishments."

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#7 posted 11-14-2013 08:36 PM

Nice job.

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