How to Make A Tote For a Hand Plane Stanley 10 14

How to Make A Tote For a Hand Plane Stanley 10 14

Making a hand plane tote using only hand tools from Zebrawood. this was made mostly with saws, rasps, files, a bow sander and a brace and bit. the shaping time was about 45 minutes the whole project was under 2 hours of work. this is made to fit a Stanley 10 1/4 you can find out more about the plane here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYWQqtwMzRw

Watch Artistic version here: https://youtu.be/udvXJmE0t6M

Tote Patterns: http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=63262
Place I found the screw: https://www.antique-used-tools.com/
Bow sander: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7uIimv2grU
Knob making video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSrWokC8wAE

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41 Comments

  1. Lap Joint on November 14, 2023 at 11:12 pm

    Sorry for being Captain Obvious, but wouldn’t a bow saw be the way to go for those curves? (Beautiful tote by the way!)

  2. joel thoenen on November 14, 2023 at 11:14 pm

    Do you have an updated website to find the tote print outs? I just tried to look and it said the website wasn’t available or something like that

  3. Vincent Smith on November 14, 2023 at 11:15 pm

    Nice work. I just received a 608 in the mail today. The tote was broken in shipping. The link to the tote patterns isn’t working anymore if you have an updated link?

  4. Mark Harris on November 14, 2023 at 11:15 pm

    Simply gorgeous!

    As for the joke: https://youtu.be/iIIuR-HjFho

  5. Richard Schmidt on November 14, 2023 at 11:19 pm

    Thanks for posting a video on this. I recently bought an old #5 stanley plane with a broken tote. Now I can replace it with a new one. While I do use power tools I love seeing your work with hand tools.

  6. Johnny Tan on November 14, 2023 at 11:19 pm

    Is that a clogs?

  7. Phil Dodd on November 14, 2023 at 11:21 pm

    As everyone is saying, the new wooden parts that you’ve added look so beautiful ! Do you think, though, that with with parts you’ve made, you should stamp on the underside of them a "maker’s name" and date ? In years to come, people are going to come along and say "Wow ! This is SO unique ! Now WHO made these ? Maybe their name is on the underside of the wood ?". It must be a lovely wood to work with – a malleable hardwood ? Imagine trying to rasp a piece of softwood ! There would quickly be nothing left ! It was great to see your tip about the ring on the bit too – there’s so much in these videos ! Excellent stuff – many thanks !

  8. Łukasz Jasiński on November 14, 2023 at 11:23 pm

    Templates are no longer available 🙁

  9. Bill Tiffin on November 14, 2023 at 11:24 pm

    Looks beautiful

  10. Jonas Daverio on November 14, 2023 at 11:25 pm

    Hi, what is the goal of putting wax on top of shellac?

  11. Steve Bettany on November 14, 2023 at 11:27 pm

    Great job it’s tempting to find some nice wood and give a plane or two some life.

  12. Bob Clifton on November 14, 2023 at 11:33 pm

    Try a Stanley No. 10 1/4. The 12 1/4 is a scraper plane.

  13. Laurence Goedar on November 14, 2023 at 11:36 pm

    3:08 Miyagi would love this! Karate (empty hand) tool woodworking!

  14. Alan Smith on November 14, 2023 at 11:37 pm

    I like the smack the wood technique!! 😱🤣

  15. YT trawler on November 14, 2023 at 11:38 pm

    I’ve always wondered why the grain on a tote is orientated horizontal instead of verticle, isn’t there greater risk of it breaking that way?

  16. Alexander Ralph on November 14, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    Great video. Looking forward to taking on a similar project for an old stanley plough plane i have which has a plastic tote. Been planning on replacing this for a wooden tote for a while. Do you have any tips with the orientation of the wood for best strength? Thank you!

  17. Hayseed Homestead on November 14, 2023 at 11:44 pm

    That’s simply AMAZING James. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Mike Smith on November 14, 2023 at 11:46 pm

    Very nice work. I was curious on the clogs you were wearing?

  19. Steve C on November 14, 2023 at 11:48 pm

    This project came out really beautiful.

  20. Bruce Matthews on November 14, 2023 at 11:48 pm

    I’ve had a couple of such clamps for years but seldom use them. I always found them to be clumsy compared to iron F clamps. But using them to hold things for carving/shaping like this in the vise is BRILLIANT! Thanks for sharing this.

  21. justin woods on November 14, 2023 at 11:50 pm

    Is that the harbor freight wooden Guage i see? I bought one a month ago looks familiar to the one I got

  22. Greg Mislick on November 14, 2023 at 11:50 pm

    Glad I found these 2 vids, seems I have a need to replace a tote and knob on a No 4. Stanley modern era “Carpenter’s “ plane – pretty much a cheap version of a Handyman of old – but you can buy it new for more than a much better No4 in need of some love 😂

  23. Danny on November 14, 2023 at 11:55 pm

    Splitting Wood – Not necessarily a bad thing. It showed the woods weak spot. Best thing to do is glue it and clamp it tight right away. Just stop and glue and come back later.
    The wood will actually be stronger there and the glue line will be invisible.

    Done it many times. Doesn’t waste the wood either. Heavy grained wood (Zebra Wood) has a tendency to split through a weak spot that is invisible.

    You can see this happening when you just break off chunks of wood rather than cut if off.

  24. Lego Man 12345 12345 on November 14, 2023 at 11:55 pm

    You’re making me scared to use my small scrap pieces of zebra, because it looks so nice I want to use it for a special project

  25. Richard Long on November 14, 2023 at 11:55 pm

    Very nice tote! Thanks for showing the broken pieces also, it gives encouragement to us who frequently make mistakes!

  26. James Campbell on November 14, 2023 at 11:55 pm

    Curious to follow the reason for having the swivelling tote on this type of plane. I’ve had a Type 10 for years and have never had the need to consider that alternative! Presumably the sole casting needs to be manufactured to accommodate that function.

  27. Brads Workbench on November 14, 2023 at 11:56 pm

    Beautiful

  28. Thom spillane on November 14, 2023 at 11:56 pm

    James James James, What are you doin to me lol I need to make a tote for a #7 and now I’m thinking I gotta get something as beautiful as the zebra wood. Incredible work thanks so much. Take Care

  29. DarthDweeb on November 14, 2023 at 11:57 pm

    Nice looking tote! the worst thing about it is the smell while you are making it. I’m not sure I would have enjoyed all that rasp and file work. Final product looks worth it though.

  30. oneshot_me on November 14, 2023 at 11:59 pm

    Enjoyed your video and gave it a Thumbs Up

  31. Davo gifman on November 15, 2023 at 12:00 am

    Man that top of the tote got a pretty thin.

  32. Malcolm Chadwick on November 15, 2023 at 12:01 am

    Great again James. Little trick drill the bolt hole first then if you run off you can adjust your template on the wood.

  33. Scott Swineford on November 15, 2023 at 12:02 am

    Pretty tote! Apparently, though I’m not a big guy, many planes were made for people with much smaller hands and because of clearance issues I’ve had to redesign the replacement tote to clear the iron. Especially transition planes which are in abundance here.

  34. Brad Bailey on November 15, 2023 at 12:03 am

    I’m very new to hand planes I picked up a #5 fixed the broken tote and took off all the old finish this video is exactly what I was looking for Thanks James You are an excellent teacher Between you and Rex Krueger I’m developing an addiction to hand planes 👍

  35. Reticulum Infirma on November 15, 2023 at 12:05 am

    Just bought a transitional stanley jointer and the tote horn was busted, so I came to this video.

  36. James Perrin on November 15, 2023 at 12:05 am

    I made a handle and tote myself as a first hand tool project. I’m rather pleased that you used similar methods to me. Though I got the grain direction on the tote wrong. Finished with blo and paste wax😉

  37. upside downdog on November 15, 2023 at 12:05 am

    Beautiful! I have bought a few things from Bob Kuane, he is a great source of parts and a good guy to deal with.

  38. CMDR. ZOGG on November 15, 2023 at 12:06 am

    That Zebra wood is gorgeous, but you need to be really careful with it. Because of the pattern, if you put it down in the workshop you won’t be able to find it again and everyone knows that Zebra wood has those markings as a sort of camouflage to help it avoid being eaten by predators!!! Hang on 🤔 …… no, that’s actual Zebra not Zebra wood. I’d still loose it in my workshop!! LOL

  39. Fred McIntyre on November 15, 2023 at 12:07 am

    Awesome work James! 😃👍🏻👊🏻

  40. Brian Prusa on November 15, 2023 at 12:07 am

    Zebrawood is amazing. Nice work

  41. asep show on November 15, 2023 at 12:08 am

    I like your shoes, they’re really cute…..success sir👍_love from Indonesian village children

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