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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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gibbled

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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.

https://i.imgur.com/b1mP2uS.jpg

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

https://i.imgur.com/UKyBERm.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/bb3Tn96.jpg

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…

https://i.imgur.com/RPXguMJ.jpg

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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