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Offline p_toad

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new (to me) plane
« on: July 15, 2019, 12:32:27 PM »
Found this the other day and it followed me home.  Yes, that appears to be an aluminium tote.

Offline coolford

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Re: new (to me) plane
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2019, 01:46:38 PM »
I picked up a Stanley No.5 with an aluminum tote some time ago and found that it was a replacement item.  Was discussed on the plane thread.

Offline lptools

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Re: new (to me) plane
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2019, 02:17:28 PM »
Hello, Peter. The handle could be a replacement, Stanley sold those individually. The aluminum totes were also popular in school wood shops. less likely to break!! Regards,Lou
Member of PHARTS-  Perfect Handle Admiration, Restoration and Torturing Society

Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: new (to me) plane
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2019, 02:17:53 PM »
From what I understand, the aluminum totes were mainly marketed to school districts, sold to prevent damage by the kids.