I tuned up this benchmark #5 plane

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Forum topic by gibbled posted 09-07-2020 09:50 PM 383 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-07-2020 09:50 PM

The rear handle was cracked in two places and was held together with a drywall screw. I decided to replace the handle so asked my brother for a bit of maple with nice grain.

Cut out the rough shape then drilled holes in the right spots. Shaping with spokeshaves and rasps came next followed by sanding out of the rasp marks

My brother applied stain to bring out the grain. Finished with several coats of light yellow shellac.

I missed out the part where I restored the rest of the plane but here’s how it looks now…

Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 09-26-2020 12:50 AM

That’s some interesting grain, and now that’s a pretty unique piece. Nice work!

-- But Honey I really *needed* that (saw/plane/chisel...)

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#2 posted 09-26-2020 02:33 PM

(sorry, I’m not clicking links in a post from someone who just joined—you can upload your photos directly by clicking on the “img” button in the reply box)

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