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bandit571

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01-18-2015 04:28 PM

Topic tags/keywords: ash oak plane shaping

Have an old 22” long wood bodied Try plane

That has a “stump” for a rear hamdle

Ugly? Well, it needs to look more like this one

Much better? Ok, while on a road trip the other day, saw a cart of Firewood for sale…50 cents a chunk! Thought about it for a bit, turned around and went back. Put five dimes in the coin box, and looked over the “selections”

Came away with a large, straight grained chunk of ash/oak

Well, it is almost 7” wide, almost 2-3/4” thick, and over 12” long. Figure a bit of work with a hatchet to slim it down, scrub plane it flat, and sabresaw out a decent profile. Rasps and sanders to round things out. Cut the dovetail part to set the new tote into it’s “housing” slot, with some decent glue. Might get a decent looking plane handle out of it.

There is any time charts being kept on it, or this project, will get done as I get to get. Might take an entire weekend, too

Stay tuned…..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use


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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 01-18-2015 04:43 PM

Not to rush you….
But, I’ve things to do….
How long should I hang out here waiting???

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Got any Mountain Dew, for me, while I wait???

-- 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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#2 posted 01-18-2015 06:02 PM

Have that block S4S right now

Sorry, I need ALL the MDs I can grab ahold of…..wood chips ain’t the only thing hitting the floor…..

Getting ready to “resaw” the blank down. 1” too thick, even after all that axe & plane work. Marked a line all around the edges. Circular saw set to full depth, and leave the line. Not deep enough? Hatchet to rive of the waste will do just fine.

On Union break right now, needed a COLD Mountain Dew…..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#3 posted 01-18-2015 06:10 PM

What !!!
An update without PICTURES…. Surely nothing has happened!!! ;^)

I need to get me a Mountain Dew.
Looks like a long 300’ walk to the store….

-- 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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#4 posted 01-18-2015 07:23 PM

Ok, here goes

Not the best for this kind of work, but it will just have to do.

Made a lot of chips, though

Worked the edges a bit, to get a flat edge to lay out marks on. Both edges done.

Mr. Windsor #33 Scrub Plane at work. Hungry little beastie. Worked to get both face coplanar with each other, and almost square to the edges. Laid out for the circular saw…

Saw is a “vintage” one. Set full depth, still had a ways to go, so

Drive a splitting wedge with a handle until two boards show up. Scrub off the nasty parts

So, now I had two blanks to work with, just in case blank#1 is a washout…Prototype time. Held the blank against the existing handle, and marked things out. Will need to dig out the old dovetailed bottom to get that pattern. Forstner bit to cut out the inner part of the handle, and a scrollsaw for the outside. Laid it up against the existing

Once I have the dovetailed bottom available, I can then lay out the rest of the handle. I can use the prototype as a pattern as needed.

Breaktime! Have to down shift back to the speed of Randy…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#5 posted 01-18-2015 07:56 PM

Nice progress….

Certainly more than I’ve accomplished today….
ALL weekend, for that matter!!!

If the handle will sit in a dove tail….
Will you need to add to the base of the handle???

-- 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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#6 posted 01-18-2015 08:06 PM

I’ll dig out the old one, add it to this pattern, and then cut out the full sized tote. Unless I just add the old piece to the new.

Swinging that hatchet is hard on an old arm!!! Plumb wore me out! Sharpening it didn’t help much, either.

After breaktime, I might mosey back down there, and try to dig the dovetailed part out…...or, just watch football….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#7 posted 01-18-2015 11:06 PM

Well, dug out was the operative word. Dovetailed part was junky. Cleaned it all out. Decided to just use a tenon fit. Got the new tote all cut out, rounded over, fitted to the slot. Then added a coat of BLO

Not too hateful?

Tried to get as close to the other as I could

Not bad for firewood…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#8 posted 01-18-2015 11:52 PM

Nice resurrection….
Ummm…. shavings???

-- 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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#9 posted 01-18-2015 11:58 PM

Nice focused work Bandit, even with the peanut gallery lol !
Looks pretty darrn good to me and now.. like Randy so respectfully suggests, ah, shavings ? ;-)

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#10 posted 01-19-2015 12:21 AM

Need to glue in the handle first, maybe shavings tomorrow?

Need to find out WHERE that bottle of glue took off to….

May add a Brass screw, just to dress it up?

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#11 posted 01-19-2015 02:35 PM

Well, at least it LOOKS better than the old “stump” :-)

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#12 posted 01-19-2015 07:35 PM

Shavings? Well, after the glue has dried, and a screw or two to reinforce things a bit…

Hammer is to adjust the depth of cut, and any lateral adjustments needed. wood being planed is the same as the tote was made from.

Iron still needs a little strop work, but it do make ribbons..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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