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Forum topic by ShawnH posted 1878 days ago 694 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ShawnH

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1878 days ago

Does anyone have a good source for a replacement tote for some handplanes that I have with some cracks in them? I downloaded the plans from Lee valley, and may attemp to build my own. I don’t know if I am skilled enough for that yet, so I was hoping for a back up plan.

Thank You,
Shawn

-- ShawnH "In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson


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PurpLev

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#1 posted 1878 days ago

have some confidence in yourself – I believe most people here would make their own – even if it wasn’t broken ;)

give it a shot – and if it doesnt work out for you – give it another shot until it does.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Kent Shepherd

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#2 posted 1878 days ago

What better way to hone your skills , than to jump in and do it. I seriously doubt you’ll screw it up, but if so it’s just a little wood. The experience will be invaluable. Even failure is never really failure, because you always learn from it. I just looked at your project. If you can build that plane, there’s no way you can’t do a plane tote.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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knotscott

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#3 posted 1878 days ago

Shawn – I’d be surprised if Lee Valley doesn’t sell replacement handles. Hartville Tool has nice rosewood handles, and Highland Hardware sells several parts.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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Don Newton

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#4 posted 1877 days ago

Shawn,

I visited Lee Valleys site and cannot locate the tote plans you mentioned. Where did you find these.

Don

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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ShawnH

90 posts in 2710 days


#5 posted 1877 days ago

Don,
I found a link to them here. I think the title of the topic was How to drill a hole in a plane tote. I will see if I can track down the link for you. Here it is…

http://www.leevalley.com/shopping/TechInfo.aspx?p=63263

Thank you all for the confidence booster. I will see what I can do and post the results

-- ShawnH "In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson

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bhack

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#6 posted 1877 days ago

Shawn – I think you should make your own. I an by no means an artisan but I made a handle for and old handsaw. I had never tried the intricate work before but it came out great. I take a little more pride when I pick up that handsaw now. Give it a shot. You will be proud of yourself.

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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albut

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#7 posted 1877 days ago

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