I cut up an old plane to get what I think might be beech wood for my num 12 handsaw tote.
This plane was for scrap anyway so here we go!
Then I cut it to size with my previously restored Disston rip saw.
Wow! That saw cuts really fast!
Then I joint the edge with one of the planes I cobbled together from a box of six planes I bought on Ebay.
The plane I just cut up came out of the same box. Seems strange for some reason?
Reminds me of the lyrics “From the forest itself comes the handle for the axe”
Ripping it down a little more.
This is how the pieces will go together.
I hope the grain of the wood lines up okay.
You can already see the upper horn in the grain of the wood.
At the bottom of the original tote the grain is pretty tight and the new piece should match up okay.
I used Gorilla epoxy to glue the bottom clip/horn piece on and will glue the upper horn piece on tomorrow.
I like it so far!
I think the new wood will be a little light in color.
Not sure if I should try to blend with stain or just leave the repair pieces lighter in color but very functional.
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