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Forum topic by Overmountainww posted 07-22-2021 01:42 PM 646 views 0 times favorited 20 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Overmountainww

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07-22-2021 01:42 PM

Topic tags/keywords: plane brazilian cherry plantation teak

So my wife and daughter wanted to surprise me by supporting my woodworking and went antiquing.

God love em for trying to support me..
So after stripping everything down giving it a good soak in WD-40 and taking the wire cup and wheel on the Dremel to it..


and throwing some Butcher Block conditioner on the old Tote and Knob just to see what it would do.

Decided to make a new tote from Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba) and knob (Plantation Teak, Cause they didn’t have anymore Jatoba). I didn’t have a lathe at the time so it was alot of trial and error and TONS of sanding to make these.

Then i taped everything off and used a high gloss engine enamel paint.


Finished off the tote and knob with some oil and then Lacquered everything to a high gloss. Sat it outside in the sun to bake. I’m pretty proud of the change.

Any and all feeback is welcome, This was my first Restoration, i did have to order an iron and cap on ebay for this plane. but again i’m pretty proud of it, since i had no clue as to what i was doing. I know the Tote is a little too Square on this one but it’s currently not a user, I let my wife put it with some antique tools that she has from her
grandfather.

-- Overmountainww


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HokieKen

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#1 posted 07-22-2021 02:00 PM

Fantastic work Overmountain :-) You did a great job painting and the knob and tote turned out really nice. The great thing about making your own totes when you have to is that you can make it so it suits your hand. The totes I have made always end up a little fatter than the originals because it just feels better to me.

Hope to see more restorations from you!

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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Overmountainww

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#2 posted 07-22-2021 02:10 PM



Fantastic work Overmountain :-) You did a great job painting and the knob and tote turned out really nice. The great thing about making your own totes when you have to is that you can make it so it suits your hand. The totes I have made always end up a little fatter than the originals because it just feels better to me.

Hope to see more restorations from you!

- HokieKen

Thank you. One of the guys on Reddit said I should name it Lazarus. lol

-- Overmountainww

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SMP

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#3 posted 07-22-2021 02:27 PM

wow! great job bringing that back from the dead, and its not even Easter! btw, Paul Sellers has some videos about making totes and knobs without a lathe. he mainly uses spokeshaves and rasps. but that is fantastic, especially if not for a user. i usually pass those up at antique shops, but if i had more time…

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Overmountainww

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#4 posted 07-22-2021 03:53 PM



wow! great job bringing that back from the dead, and its not even Easter! btw, Paul Sellers has some videos about making totes and knobs without a lathe. he mainly uses spokeshaves and rasps. but that is fantastic, especially if not for a user. i usually pass those up at antique shops, but if i had more time…

- SMP


Thank you, One thing that shocked me to no end was when i put the butcher block conditioner on the old tote and knob. I could not believe that color came back out on the Rosewood like it did. I used Rasps, spokeshave and a metric ton of sanding. the hardest part was drilling the holes through the handle. Ruined the first one this way. If I ever do another I will build a jig to hold everything. but it was a fun project.

-- Overmountainww

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WoodenDreams

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#5 posted 07-22-2021 03:55 PM

Very nice looking restore, give yourself a thumbs up.

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drsurfrat

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#6 posted 07-22-2021 05:25 PM

Beautiful job, and without a lathe it is impressive. You even took out the yoke pin! If you do try to fix the tote, clean the mating surfaces with acetone, the rosewood is oily and can be problematic if you don’t. The horn is good (top cantilevered part), so it might be worth it.

FYI, it seems to be a “type19” and with the rosewood tote and knob puts it around 1948-1957.

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me

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Overmountainww

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#7 posted 07-22-2021 06:06 PM



Very nice looking restore, give yourself a thumbs up.

- WoodenDreams


Thank you I’m pretty pleased considering i had never done one before.

-- Overmountainww

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Overmountainww

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#8 posted 07-22-2021 06:15 PM


Beautiful job, and without a lathe it is impressive. You even took out the yoke pin! If you do try to fix the tote, clean the mating surfaces with acetone, the rosewood is oily and can be problematic if you don t. The horn is good (top cantilevered part), so it might be worth it.

FYI, it seems to be a “type19” and with the rosewood tote and knob puts it around 1948-1957.

- drsurfrat

Thank you, I’m great at tearing stuff up! lol, just time and patience really to do these and picking wire pieces out of your clothes from the wire cup lol. it had been glued previously in the break so it was a gunked up mess. I debated making a mold and using epoxy on the entire tote, then i woke up and decided nope let’s try and do it traditionally first. i still have it and if the time comes that the plane needs a new home then i will send them with. on the knob i did try eh hem.. making a lathe out of my drill press, until i launched the first prototype knob across the garage. lol at least it wasn’t at my face. The plane would make a fine user, it’s all flat and square, just needs some time on the iron to sharpen it up. thanks again!

-- Overmountainww

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#9 posted 07-22-2021 06:29 PM

Outstanding! I wish I was half as well restored!

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#10 posted 07-22-2021 07:26 PM

Whoa dude, that’s quality restoration!

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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Overmountainww

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#11 posted 07-22-2021 08:57 PM



Outstanding! I wish I was half as well restored!

- Madmark2


I gave up on that and decided to go to the Keith Richards pickle method and only drink Bourbon,,

-- Overmountainww

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Overmountainww

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#12 posted 07-22-2021 08:58 PM



Whoa dude, that s quality restoration!

- BigMig

Thank you, I’m quite proud of that one as it’s my first complete Resto. My wife said it looked too good to sit with her other old tools collection. who knows i may make a user out of it yet.

-- Overmountainww

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Don W

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#13 posted 07-23-2021 11:17 AM

Well done! An addictive hobby for sure.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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Overmountainww

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#14 posted 07-23-2021 12:35 PM



Well done! An addictive hobby for sure.

- Don W


Thank you and yes it is.. I’ve had to limit my ebay browsing for sure! lol. I’ve got a Stanley No6 that i need to take the time and flatten the sole out on, but just haven’t taken the time to do so yet. Maybe after i get all of my mallets sanded and finished. lol

-- Overmountainww

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DevinT

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#15 posted 07-23-2021 03:40 PM

Great work! I bet your wife and daughter enjoyed seeing the transformation you pulled off, quite well I might add.

-- Devin, SF, CA

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