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Forum topic by bandit571 posted 10-01-2012 01:14 AM 1368 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-01-2012 01:14 AM

Topic tags/keywords: beech plane refurbishing shaping

I had a couple handplanes that needed a new tote or two made. Had ONE cut out of Beech, decided to see how it would look.

Hmmm. well maybe a little more grinding away on it, and a little sanding?

Getting there. Sat it next to another tote that MIGHT get replaced, when I can cut another blank out..

Seems a little taller, too? Got the tote mounted on a Trans Plane I’ve been rehabbing up, gave it one coat of BLO to see what it would look like…

Hmm, looks like I will have to turn a front knob as well..

Maybe another coat might darken it up?

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#1 posted 10-01-2012 02:02 AM

Maybe make the front knob to match and it would
look awesome.
Nice work Bandit.

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#2 posted 10-01-2012 04:48 AM

Who’d a thunk???
A beech landing on a plane….. usually it’s the other way around.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 10-01-2012 07:31 PM

Giving justice to the original work. Nice!

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#4 posted 10-01-2012 11:15 PM

Front knob is now matched to the rear tote..

same with a Savage #6, new knob and tote, in Black Walnut…

Thanks for looking in…

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