A follower asked how the tote was mounted on the Veritas bevel up small smooth plane. The metal casting shown above is fitted tightly into a mortise machined into the tote. It is then pressed and epoxied into the tote from the bottom.
The oblong boss of the cast metal part fits into a machined pocket in the plane and a bolt is run up from the bottom of the plane into the threaded hole in the metal casting.
To make a replacement tote for this Veritas plane I had to get this cast metal part from Lee Valley. I used this same threaded hole to attach the new tote blank to the new jig for shaping and sanding. Hope this answers any questions.
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