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Ideas needed for drawing a hand plane tote (challenging)
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January 12, 2011, 02:34:51 PM
I am trying to draw a tote (rear handle) for a Stanley Handplane. I have included a picture of it along with my drawing file. The challenge is that the tote has a basic shape that is very curvy and is rounded over to make it easier to hold/handle. I have been able to extrude the shape but the rounding over of part becomes the problem. The extruded shape has too many points to use the fillet edge command. I tried a different approach hoping to generate less points by lofting two 2D profiles of the tote but that too has generated too many data points. I'm sorry if I haven't explained my situation very well but I am a hobbyist user and I am learning as time allows.
Thanks,
Steve

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* January 12, 2011, 03:29:40 PM
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How's this?

Made several profiles using Splines. Extruded; subtracted; intersected; filleted edges. The toe gave me problems; finally made it oversize, then sliced off the tip and filleted. Attached file contains the profiles as well as your original outline. (You won't be able to render it as shown in the attached screenshot without access to the specific image used for the material.)

Henry H

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January 12, 2011, 03:41:27 PM
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Henry... I'm speechless...that's amazing, especially since you were able to do in minutes what I have been struggling with for hours (more like days)! Thanks for taking the time and I will look at your work and try to digest how you did it. lol. It's tough living in the stone age of CAD! lol
Steve

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* January 12, 2011, 03:49:31 PM
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Henry, you're a literal quick draw!  I used more or less the same workflow as you did.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2011, 05:20:18 PM by murray dickinson »

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January 12, 2011, 03:55:24 PM
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My hats off to both of you... I'm still trying to figure out what Henry did....LOL..

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January 12, 2011, 03:56:44 PM
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Murray,
I couldn't open your file in my version of TC (15.2).

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January 12, 2011, 04:16:30 PM
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Here is my work so far on my Stanley #4 handplane.... I'm not saying how much time I spent on this so far...

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* January 12, 2011, 05:19:44 PM
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This one's V15.

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* January 12, 2011, 06:19:14 PM
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Here is my work so far on my Stanley #4 handplane.... I'm not saying how much time I spent on this so far...

Why "Bailey"?

Henry H

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January 12, 2011, 06:54:40 PM
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Frank Bailey patented the plane for Stanley in 1886. So I guess they put his last name on the plane as a tribute to him.  You can read the patent here - http://www.google.com/patents?id=311dAAAAEBAJ&printsec=abstract&zoom=4&source=gbs_overview_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

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* January 12, 2011, 07:35:58 PM
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Frank Bailey patented the plane for Stanley in 1886. So I guess they put his last name on the plane as a tribute to him.  You can read the patent here - http://www.google.com/patents?id=311dAAAAEBAJ&printsec=abstract&zoom=4&source=gbs_overview_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false


Guess that was back when employee loyalty was appreciated.

Henry H

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* January 12, 2011, 07:38:26 PM
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No doubt somebody's thinking that this object could be made by lofting. He's right. But I found the extrusion method a little easier and the result a little smoother.

Henry H

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January 13, 2011, 04:53:51 PM
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That's great work Henry. I tried lofting and I think I can make it work but I can't help to feel that I am taking the long way around the block. I'm still trying to figure out how you were able to extrude those splines... I still have a  lot of learning to do!
The wood grain is also a nice touch!

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* January 13, 2011, 07:27:21 PM
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That's great work Henry. I tried lofting and I think I can make it work but I can't help to feel that I am taking the long way around the block. I'm still trying to figure out how you were able to extrude those splines... I still have a  lot of learning to do!
The wood grain is also a nice touch!

Maybe this'll help...

Henry H
« Last Edit: January 13, 2011, 07:30:20 PM by Henry Hubich »

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January 13, 2011, 08:39:26 PM
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Frank Bailey patented the plane for Stanley in 1886. So I guess they put his last name on the plane as a tribute to him.  You can read the patent here - http://www.google.com/patents?id=311dAAAAEBAJ&printsec=abstract&zoom=4&source=gbs_overview_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false


Guess that was back when employee loyalty was appreciated.

Henry H

Cheaper than paying a royalty.  The guy who invented the ratchet drive tool set for Sears didn't get bupkis for the product that made them millions.

Jeff

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January 15, 2011, 05:34:37 AM
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Thanks again Henry. That helps a lot! Going to dive into it with my coffee now!
Steve
« Last Edit: January 15, 2011, 07:53:06 AM by stevenlgts »

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January 15, 2011, 07:59:25 AM
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Here it is...I still have to figure out the wood wrapping but thats for another day. I ended up using your pre-existing splines and I followed your narrative. Worked great. Before I posted here I tried extruding my poly line trace of a bitmap and it gave me a billion nodes. Working with the extruded splines and boolean functions created an image that lacks these nodes making the filleting practical. Thanks for the help and teaching points!
Steve

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