|Forum topic by poopiekat||posted 518 days ago||1056 views||0 times favorited||17 replies|
518 days ago
I’ve always wanted the ultimate Stanley transitional, although I have a dozen or so of the lesser sizes, I really wanted an EPIC transitional. I bought this crusty example of a #132 at an antique shop.
A mocked-up view of plane w/ new body, beside original. Yep, it’s gonna be 34 1/2” long…
Duplicated machining of original body, for frog and height mechanism.
front body, rear body, angles cut on table saw instead of tedious hand-chopping and broaching.
part of original 48” club from which the new body was made
How basic machining was done. Cherry side rails, 3/8”
blank was from a salvaged 4X3 piece of railroad dunnage, some swampy maple or birch, I guess, not sure!
Now… this is a work in progress, I still have to set the iron hardware, after refurbishing it. The cutter is in pretty tough shape as received too, it will take a day to decide whether my machining efforts will save it. But the mockups in the last two photos tell the tale. A money shot will be posted soon, I promise!!
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