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Handplanes #4: Custom Hand Plane Totes Stanley & LV Veritas

09-14-2014 01:28 AM by OSU55 | 1 comment »

I don’t like Stanley or Veritas factory totes. I made modifications to the drawings provided by Lee Valley. The result is kind of in between the two designs. I start with stock about 1-1/4” thick and end up slightly less. The designs adjust the tote angle, making the Stanley more upright and giving the LV tote a little more angle. The front lower and rear upper radii are smaller and the positions adjusted to affect the hand angle and provide more vertical room for larger hands. My...

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Stanley type planes #1: Plane handle repair and a jig to make the fix

09-16-2011 12:42 AM by mafe | 25 comments »

Plane handle repair. and a jig to make the fix. In this blog I will show how I repair a Stanley type handle that is broken or with a missing piece, and how to make a jig to hold it together while it’s being glued. I think I better show a before and after picture first, here before the fix.I feel almost sad, that poor plane, it is like the fairytale of H. C. Andersen with the one legged soldier.So we have to help him!The truth is he has been like this for quite a while, I never gam...

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