25 March 2017 at 2:18 am #310476
Hello all. I spent the last couple of weeks looking for an affordable Stanley 71. Needless to say I never found one I could afford. So I turned to YouTube. I found a few designs I liked and mixed them together. Made of scrap white oak, a new veritas blade and 3 dollars worth of hardware. Cost me under 20 dollars and works like a dream. I sized and shaped it to my hands and finished it with BLO. It was a fun, quick project. If you are on the fence about building one, jump in and do it. It is well worth the effort.25 March 2017 at 10:59 am #310487FrankMParticipant
Clever and beautiful too. I will try one in the near future if this tendonitis goes away. Thanks for the idea.25 March 2017 at 3:30 pm #310489Andrew HendersonParticipant
Very innovative, I’m impressed.25 March 2017 at 4:22 pm #310498Larry GeibParticipant
Great work. I especially like your adjustment nut, which I’ve never seen before.
Was it washers or a coin?25 March 2017 at 4:42 pm #310499Peter GeorgeParticipant
"New York is big, but this is Biggar"25 March 2017 at 6:21 pm #310506
I used two washers attached with epoxy to the “sleeve nut”. Sorry I dont recall the real name. The adjuster was made with a sawed down carriage bolt epoxied into the body26 March 2017 at 5:04 am #310516rodratParticipant
Looks nice. I am in desperate need of one. Was it hard to make?26 March 2017 at 6:11 am #310520jcatParticipant
Nice work rlennon, I, like you had to make my own because of the cost. I also bought a veritas blade (I made one out of a allen key/wrench but my honning was always rubbish!! 😉 ). Mine is made from Australian red gum, a very hard, very dense timber that will take a thread if you don’t ask too much of it. I made it a little long because I mostly use it for cleanning up tenons etc and larger reccesses so the extra lenght helps keep things paralle. The nut I used for the hight adjuster is a spare from a spoke shave that I broke some time ago. As you can see I went for function over form but it works well for my purposes.
Cheers jcat27 March 2017 at 4:58 pm #310594Nick PuiiaParticipant
Seems to be a trend where people are using the skills and ideas that we’ve learned here and expanded on the “poor man’s tool” collection. Here is my version of a router plane in maple with a BLO finish. The iron is from Veritas as well.27 March 2017 at 5:08 pm #310598Augusto CamposParticipant
I made one with some pine scrap and 7€ (2€ for metal eye and 5€ hex key)
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This turned into a cool picture gallery! All beautiful, functional, hand-made tools. I’m thinking of making dovetail saw next. That should be an adventure
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