My version of a Stanley 112 / Veritas Scraper plane

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Project by Adam posted 03-30-2014 09:09 PM 60632 views 82 times favorited 68 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted a Stanley 112 for some time now but they are pricey on E-bay and so I looked into the Veritas version but again pricy and I figured I could build something to hold a scraper blade. So I purchased a replacement blade for the Veritas Scraper plane and got to work. Let’s just say my simple blade holder got a little out of hand and this is the result.

The sole is made of maple, the sides, angle adjustment holder and handles are walnut, the blade holder and lever cap are cherry and there is a little Jatoba in there as well. The lever cap screw was stolen from a lee valley plane kit, the locking nuts were form HD and I made the rest of the brass parts from a ¼” brass rod. I also tapped the wood for the brass set screws in the sides and lever cap.

The last 2 pictures were testing it on some red oak. It took some adjusting but I eventually got it working correctly. I was surprised at how light it was. Finished with BLO and wax.

Here are some build pictures.

Cutting the tails on the table saw

Roughing out the shape which was refined with a spoke shave

I have a lot more pictures so if something is not clear I will try to post for you.

Thanks for looking.


So as woodchuckerNJ pointed out the ears that held the lever cap were not the best idea and when put to use they broke.

And Don W had an excellent idea to wrap brass around to hold the lever cap. I took his advice and here is the result.

A little epoxy and a little polish and here is the result

Thanks again for all the great comments and suggestions.

-- Adam, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

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#1 posted 03-30-2014 09:13 PM

Very cool looking Plane

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#2 posted 03-30-2014 09:16 PM

Awesome tool build! I’ll say a simple tool holder got more than a little out of hand ;-))

-- 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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#3 posted 03-30-2014 09:23 PM

wow, that is wonderful, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#4 posted 03-30-2014 09:24 PM

it may have gotten out of hand but it sure came out beautiful.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#5 posted 03-30-2014 09:28 PM

Amazing work !......Thank you for sharing

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#6 posted 03-30-2014 09:38 PM

Pretty impressive. Are the ears that clamp the blade (using your brass rod turned to rod/screw) held on any other way then glue??? They are cross grain glued, and seem to have a lot of pressure applied… so I am curious how you are keeping them from popping off…

Very nice build.

-- Jeff NJ

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#7 posted 03-30-2014 10:14 PM

WoodchuckerNJ – funny you should say that as I was just using it and one popped off just as you predicted. I will have to secure it with some sort of fastener. I may tap it and use a threaded rod.

Thanks for looking.

-- Adam, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

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#8 posted 03-30-2014 10:17 PM

You could make that piece out of brass. Wrap it around the back.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#9 posted 03-30-2014 10:25 PM

Wow. Beautiful work!

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#10 posted 03-30-2014 10:40 PM

Very nice, thanks for the write-up and additional photo’s of the build process.

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#11 posted 03-30-2014 11:56 PM

Fantastically crafted hand tool, beautiful work. Glad it works so well for you, must be a pleasure to use. Have fun with it.

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#12 posted 03-31-2014 12:10 AM

pretty darn neat, good work

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#13 posted 03-31-2014 12:50 AM

Amazing work Adam.

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#14 posted 03-31-2014 01:02 AM

“A little out of hand” he says! Yea right. That thing should be on a pedestal for public display as proof you can be an artist and a tradesman. Superb work with a fantastic eye for design. Well done.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#15 posted 03-31-2014 01:09 AM

Seriously??? That’s amazing. Very well done, sir.

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