Infill From Stanley

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Project by Ripthorn posted 04-25-2016 09:26 PM 1443 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had an old, busted up Stanley #4 that was not in great shape. The threaded boss for the front knob was broken off, the lever cap had been broken and poorly re-welded, and the lateral adjuster didn’t work. So what to do? How about grind out the guts and turn it into an infill! I blogged about it here. The infill is curly maple, 50 degree bedding angle. I used the stock blade, cap iron, and lever cap. It will get a new lever cap with a lever cap screw sometime soon, but I have to get the steel for it first. Anyway, I got it all sharpened up and it cuts wonderfully. Infill is finished with 4 coats of Formby’s low gloss tung oil finish followed with paste wax.

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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#1 posted 04-25-2016 09:27 PM

Came out great, Brian. Well done. It’s neat that the frog is part of the infill.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#2 posted 04-25-2016 11:18 PM

Thanks, Allen. It’s been a fun build. So much quicker than the ones I make from scratch…But that doesn’t mean there won’t be more of those or these :)

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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#3 posted 04-25-2016 11:32 PM

I like the version you came up with Brian. Good use for a broken up tool.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#4 posted 04-26-2016 11:50 AM

I think you may have inspired a few lumber jocks to give this a try some day! I really like the tote. This came out great!

-- Regards, Norm

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#5 posted 04-26-2016 12:46 PM

I think I have the tote outlines as a PDF, if anyone cares for them. One is a larger size, the other is a smaller size. I used the smaller size for this one.

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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#6 posted 04-26-2016 01:34 PM

Looks great, Brian!
I also like the tote. Hope to try that on my next build.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#7 posted 05-18-2016 10:55 PM

That’s so cool. I hope to make an infill one day

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 05-18-2016 11:49 PM

Sorry for asking a stupid question… BUT, how does an INFILL plane differ from a regular plane?

The way it sits inside what appears to be the shell of a regular plane?

What Number / type are Infill planes made in?

Thank you…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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