Stanley Tote Modification


This pic shows a vintage Stanley tote toe from my old #7 jointer. You can see a flat milled for the toe attachment screw.

Recently much needed new tooling was made for the Stanley totes. This presented the opportunity to make changes. The flat for the screw head was eliminated and replaced with a counterbore to house the head of the screw as can be seen in the above pic. This allows the curve at the base of the tote, where it meets the toe, to flow smoothly to the tip. This presents a much neater appearance.

The next change planned is to change the counterbore to a countersink and use a brass flat head screw at the toe, ala Lie-Nielsen as shown in the above pic. This change should be incorporated by early spring.

As always thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a comment.


Professional furniture maker and restorer. Dealer and collector of vintage and antique woodworking tools.
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