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Forum topic by MOJOE posted 12-30-2014 01:12 AM 988 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MOJOE

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12-30-2014 01:12 AM

My GF’s mother and father run a General Store in “nowhere’s-ville” Nebraska. Her father passed away in October, and while there for the services, I noticed an old, all wooden plane. When we went back for Thanksgiving, she sneaked it home for me as a Christmas gift. From my research, it appears to date to 1885-1920….it’s a 25” jointer plane. I’m planning to refinish it and make a “worker” out of it. That being said, the rear grip is broken. I was able to remove it from the body, and there is a mortised area for a replacement…...can anyone help me with some sort of sketch or drawing (with dimensions) of a typical plane handle? I plan to shape one to resemble what we typically see as a handle, and leave the “tenon” along the bottom to fit into the original mortise.

Thanks all,
joe

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!


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#1 posted 12-30-2014 02:12 AM

Lee valley has templates on their website.

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Jeff Heath

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#2 posted 01-09-2015 10:04 PM

Here’s a closeup picture of the tote I use in the trying and jointer planes that I make. You’re welcome to it…..

-- Jeff Heath Heath Toolworks planes

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