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03-26-2009 03:46 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tote stanley 5 plane hand plane repair fix glue cracked broken

I picked up a Stanley #5 hand plane on ebay and the tote is cracked in half horizontally so that the top half is loose. Any tips on repairing this? My inclination is to pull it off and glue it back together. Is this fix that simple?

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#1 posted 03-26-2009 03:50 AM

Yes it is. A classic woodworking clamp works great. Some photos near the end of this blog post.

http://lumberjocks.com/WayneC/blog/844

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#2 posted 03-26-2009 04:20 AM

That’s great! Thanks. Great restoration on yours; it turned out really nicely.

-- "We are what we repeatedly do; excellence then is not an act but a habit." ---Aristotle

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#3 posted 03-26-2009 07:55 AM

Totes work by compression, no by traction, so glue would be enough. When restoring mines sometimes I put a dowel for more strenght.

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#4 posted 03-26-2009 07:49 PM

I gave it a shot last night with glue alone. I’ll remember the dowel idea for the future though. Thanks!

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#5 posted 03-27-2009 12:21 AM

Throw us a picture or two when you get done if you can. I’m interested to see how it worked for you.

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#6 posted 03-27-2009 12:24 AM

Double post.

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#7 posted 03-28-2009 06:57 PM

Didn’t get my squeeze out cleaned up but the tote is functional again and after some sharpening and tuning my new #5 is making shavings! I picked up several used Stanleys recently so I’ll probably be doing some more cleaning in batches. I may try the elecrolysis to remove rust and I’ll probably refinish the wood…but that’s another project. Thanks for the advice on the tote, this one will be a nice user.

First shavings

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#8 posted 03-28-2009 09:46 PM

Very nice. Looking forward to seeing more planes tuned up and back to work.

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