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02-15-2019 03:33 PM

Topic tags/keywords: planes hand planes stanley 10 14

I recently purchased a box of hand planes from an estate sale for 20 dollars inside the box was a Stanley 10 and 1/4 hand plane. I’m going to restore it, as it’s already in very good condition. Only problem is there is no Tote or tote screw. I’m looking for a tote and the steel screw. I was wondering if anyone has any leads. They’re on eBay but it’s very expensive and I don’t have much money right now. I’m trying to restore this and get enough cash to buy a used band saw. If anyone is looking to add this to their collection and wants to purchase as is, let me know and we can maybe work something out. Honestly I’m weighing all my options, because I know this is rare, and many people would want it. Thank you

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#1 posted 02-15-2019 03:39 PM

Bigmike, great find & price!
Regards, The Kentucky Toolsmith!

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#2 posted 02-15-2019 03:39 PM

Thanks Kentucky!!

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#3 posted 02-15-2019 03:54 PM

Obligatory “you suck”
I’d like to get my hands on a solid 10 1/4 for that price- great score

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#4 posted 02-15-2019 05:14 PM

Some times when someone strips a plane like that for some of it’s parts, there’s a chance that something is enough wrong with the plane to justify the cannibalization. I have gotten my hands on a couple like that that have been stripped of parts and I usually get out the microscope to check close for cracks or other damage.

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#5 posted 02-15-2019 05:22 PM

Sweet find

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#6 posted 02-15-2019 08:15 PM

Congratulations of such a good find. Looking at various vintage metal hand planes the totes seem to get damaged and/or broken with numbing regularity. (Damn Issac Newton and his gravity….tools love to fall from work surfaces) How about posting your request here in the LJ Woodworking Trade and Swap forum? We never know what someone else has lurking in their shop that they’re willing to part with to someone who can actually use it.

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#7 posted 02-15-2019 08:58 PM

Do you know if the rod and tote off of another, common plane will work? Like a #5? If so, I MIGHT have a rod. No tote though.

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#8 posted 02-15-2019 09:04 PM

With the right tap you can make a tote rod if it needs to be shorter than a standard rod length. I believe I saw in the hand-plane epic that the tote was shorter but my memory might be off. If you do end up needing the rod, I have rod stock and the correct die.

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#9 posted 02-15-2019 09:06 PM

You don’t seem like an old grump at all. HAha. I took your advice and posted on the trade and swap forum. Thank you for the idea… And HokieKen, the totes from a regular plane will not fit. Only one other Stanley plane had the same tote and its a Stanley 85 scraper. I believe the rod will work but the catch is that the rod on a 10 1/4 is steel not brass. Thanks

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#10 posted 02-15-2019 09:10 PM



You don t seem like an old grump at all. HAha. I took your advice and posted on the trade and swap forum. Thank you for the idea… And HokieKen, the totes from a regular plane will not fit. Only one other Stanley plane had the same tote and its a Stanley 85 scraper. I believe the rod will work but the catch is that the rod on a 10 1/4 is steel not brass. Thanks

- Bigmikeyg

Is it a steel screw?

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#11 posted 02-15-2019 09:11 PM

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#12 posted 02-15-2019 09:12 PM

I just looked on blood and gore. This is a more complex problem….

The tote and knob each sit atop a rounded casting that holds a coarsely knurled metallic cylinder. The usual securing rods for the tote and knob are screwed into these knurled cylinders. At the top of each securing rod is a slotted nut, which is tightened to secure the tote and knob in a slanted position, tilted from the vertical, that the user finds comfortable. The slotted nuts are often mangled from repeated use.

Often the wooden parts, especially the lower portion of the tote, are found cracked or broken off around their bases from years of use. The wooden parts are custom made for this plane, so trying to salvage a tote or a knob from a standard jack plane is pointless; original totes and knobs have a concave bottom so that they can fit over their respective convex portions of the main casting.

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Bigmikeyg

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#13 posted 02-15-2019 09:15 PM

yeah that’s the issue. Fortunately the casting and threads I have are in phenomenal condition. So I’m thinking of scourging the internet for someone to make a custom tote for my plane. I just asked a guy that makes and sells custom totes and he said no. So I must continue my search. Thanks Wayne

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#14 posted 02-15-2019 09:19 PM

Do you have any of the Tote hardware?

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#15 posted 02-15-2019 09:51 PM

Update. Just purchased the tote through eBay at a decent cost. Now on to the hardware. I have hardware here that I will have to go through. Thanks everyone for your help…

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