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Posted on How can I attach the tote on an old wooden plane?

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#1 posted 03-02-2013 01:24 AM

Good question about the opening of the handle being below the level of the sole. Quite frankly I hadn’t noticed it. The bottom of the curve of the opening is actually on the same level as the top of the plane (I didn’t know it’s called a sole), but you are right, it is lower on the sides of the tote at the bottom of the curve, and that allows us to see a little of the top of the mortise as we peer through the opening to the opposite side. I probably should not have rounded to the sides of the opening. I might raise the entire tote up a little to make it look better.

Your photos of the tote which has the concave curve in the front with the screw surely looks like my answer. That would place one screw in a location at least close to where my screw holes are. The back would be held in by the sloping of the back of the mortise and of the tote. Now I am thinking whether or not I want to reshape the front of my tote to look like or similar to what you show.

I was also interested that you said in your email to me: “That tote absolutely fit entirely into the mortise [you clarified that you didn’t mean “into the tenon”] which provides maximum strength.” The width of the tote is comfortable to my hand and if it were wider as would be necessary in a mortise and tenon, I think the tote would lose that comfort.

I read that you live “about 100 km from Venice”. We love Italy. We were there in 2011. I didn’t think I would like Venice. Wow what a beautiful city! I was thrilled to be proven wrong. If our good and gracious God lets us be wrong to teach us humility, he certainly gives me lots of learning opportunities.


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