Stanley Plane Handle No. 5, 6, 7, 8 Cherry Unfinished
This is a unfinished solid cherry hardwood handle/tote that is designed to fit vintage Stanley Bailey type planes No. 5, 6, 7, 8, and some others as well. Each is in very good condition with no damage or cracks, formed and all needed holes drilled to use as is, or finish yourself. Although this type of handle is a copy or duplicated shape and made to fit any of the Stanley number planes listed above during the period in the 1940's when there was a shortage of Rosewood, this handle will fit the same type planes dating back to 1907, although the older planes originally had Rosewood handles, where this one is cherry. Although cherry is not the original type wood used on Stanley planes it is similar appearance to the vintage rosewood when stained and finished. This handle is .97" thick x 4.6" high x 3.3" long at the base. This handle is the same thickness as original as they were .96" thick. Price is per one tote handle. As you can see in the pictures clearance holes and counter bore are in each handle, ready to bolt onto your plane using the original hardware/screws. If you intend to apply a stain or varnish type finish, some finish sanding we be required. The dark area on the rounded parts on the handle are from heat from the router bit, and will sand off in the normal sanding process if you wish to do that. The pictures reflect one of 8 handles made from the same material, so the grain pattern on each is similar, but not exactly the same. It takes me about 15 minutes per handle to sand the handles I have for sale that are finish. If you would rather have a finished tote, you can purchase one or more at this website, but in a separate offering. We also have handle made of walnut with matching knobs if you need them. We also have plane knobs, and other types of handles for planes and antique hand drills. Buy two or more and save on shipping per item!