Stanley/LN Totes for Veritas Bevel-Up Bench Planes
I really like the quality and cut of my Veritas Bevel-Up Bench planes except for the fact I can only use them for a short while before the rear tote gets annoyingly uncomfortable….so I made my own.
I have seen a few other people out there that have done something similiar so I figured I would show off my totes. They are a hybrid between the old Stanley totes and the current LN #5 tote.
Have to say this has revived my pleasure of planing with Veritas planes.
I have made several variations of these based on the my hand size and my sons’s (slightly smaller). What I have discovered is it really makes a big difference in the fit and feel of the plane and why LN or Veritas or others don’t offer different tote sizes to fit the users hands….
The one on this plane is made out of Hard Maple and the other is Paduk. I have also made others out of Walnut and Cherry