Stanley No 82 replacement handle

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Project by bluekingfisher posted 10-12-2013 11:10 PM 2324 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You know what’s it like, you have so many tasks and jobs to do you never know where to start or have enough time or space to have them lying around the shop taking up space and getting in the way.

A wet Sunday afternoon gave me the opportunity to replace a damaged handle on a Stanley No 82 scraper I bought some time ago from a flea market. You may be able to see the previous owner had made a repair by drilling the handle and tang and then banging in a tak to hold the handle together, not pretty or comfortable. The original ferrule was also missing

I’m not a fan of turning but when needs must I unearthed my bench lathe and turned the new handle. I made it an inch longer than the original, it just felt more comfortable that way. I turned the front tote at the same time, however not being too familiar with the lathe I took both parts from between the centres of the lathe before tapping the required holes Big mistake, as trying to centre the holes for drilling caused some frustration, especially on the tote where I drilled it out of centre. I guess you learn something all the time, soI just cleaned the original with a rub down and couple of coats of paste wax.

The handle is made from mahogany left over from another project. The ferrule is an off cut from a section of 22mm copper plumbing pipe. I hope oxidation takes it’ normal course, it looks very garish in its polished state.

Three coat of cellulose varnish (dipped and left to dry) then three coats of paste wax applied with 0000 wire wool to finish.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#1 posted 10-12-2013 11:13 PM

excellent rehab.

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#2 posted 10-12-2013 11:34 PM

Great job on the new handle and the tote also looks great ever if the bore is off center. I like the longer handle and my experience with copper has been that it oxidizes rather fast so that should solve any concerns before too long. Good to see you got some shop time. Too bad your nice plane cabinet doesn’t have room, but I’m sure you’re working on a solution to expand your cabinet.

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#3 posted 10-13-2013 02:31 AM

Looks great from this side of the pond! Nice turning and salvage operation.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 10-13-2013 04:53 PM

David, I bow to thy awesomness ole scottish implant….lol I have to give it to you my freind, you dont get out there often but when you do…you got the toys to make it worth the time. Fantastic repair job even with the frustrations you mentioned….nice. Hey btw, you wanna rehab those hand planes I recently bought at that estate sale…since you got experience and all….lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#5 posted 10-15-2013 12:15 PM

Gr8 restore David. I can see you’re havin some fun

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