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Forum topic by crank49 posted 09-28-2011 10:47 PM 2140 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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crank49

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09-28-2011 10:47 PM

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I’m refurbishing some planes and need to make new totes.

I have have searched and found several entries related to the process, but little info on the choice of wood.

I have some cherry blocks I saved from becoming firewood.
Some of it has wavy grain and is really pretty.
Most is less than 12” long so I won’t likely be making doors or drawer fronts with it.
I got it planning to turn some bowls, but I have two huge pickup loads.

Would this be a good choice of wood for a tote?
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-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H


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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 09-28-2011 10:54 PM

Maybe someone will have a reason why not, but cherry sounds good to me.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Bertha

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#2 posted 09-28-2011 10:55 PM

I can’t think of any reason not to use cherry. I’ve used bubinga, wenge, and rosewood (of course). As long as you post pictures when you’re done, I fully support cherry;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Arminius

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#3 posted 09-28-2011 10:58 PM

Good enough for Lie-Nielsen….

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thedude50

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#4 posted 09-28-2011 11:10 PM

i love real rose wood and i loved a set of walnut ones and then i got a set of cocoa-bola for a 604 that i am refurbishing its a real nice plane i like the late model bedrocks for the better frog adjustment so this set of bedrocks will be my go to planes i think unless i find something i like more a new 4 from lie Nilson is over 300 bucks i am not sure why it costs so much but they are going to do away with their dealers to increase their margins i wish them luck i still want a set of them its just hard to spend the kind of money a jointer costs for any hand plane any way i am ranting ya i think the cherry will be nice get a good pattern the nicest totes i have seen come from mike wischmann they look like my fine guitars well made for sure i have seen bad totes too to square like the stock Stanley i don’t know why people think the stock totes are any good but they buy them up for sure

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Don W

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#5 posted 09-29-2011 12:25 AM

I’d have no problem using cherry.

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wingate_52

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#6 posted 09-29-2011 08:13 PM

I like cherry. I make mine out of Bubinga.

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Dan

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#7 posted 09-29-2011 10:28 PM

I think any wood would be fine to use… I made one out of Redwood and its on a plane I use on a regular basis. The tote holds up just fine for being a softer wood.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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Bill White

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#8 posted 09-30-2011 08:43 PM

Thedude obviously doesn’t have any punctuation marks on his keyboard.
Bill

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Bertha

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#9 posted 09-30-2011 08:45 PM

^lol, Bill. I bought some replacement handles via LJ recommendation from a guy on Ebay. They are walnut and they are fantastic. They were also cheaper than I’m willing to make them for.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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thedude50

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#10 posted 09-30-2011 10:49 PM

Bill I think I save punctuation for letters and things that matter this is a message board not and English test.

iF you have a complaint about me have the courtesy and the balls to do it in a pm !

I think the only posts you make are about wither people type with their caps on or if they use punctuation marks you are an anal retentive little man!

I know its hard for you but try to stay on topic wither i punctuate or not is not relevant to this topic.

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech

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pariswoodworking

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#11 posted 09-30-2011 11:18 PM

Those are really pretty wingate.

Really, any kind of wood should be fine as long as it is somewhat hard. It’s really just personal preference.

-- Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein

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Bill White

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#12 posted 10-04-2011 10:25 PM

Hey Dude! Just trying to read the post easily. Not meant to be a slam.
Whatever works for you is fine with me.
I’ll go back to my rehab on the #7 jointer.
Bill

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