Hand Tool Journey #38: Stanley SW #358 Miter Box Restoration #4... Made Some Sawdust Today..

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I finally got off my arse and bagged up and labeled all the parts to clear off the bench top. Next up was to make a new wooden deck for the box.

1/2” Red Oak again. No clue what the old board is but it’s brittle as all hell now so it’s toast.

And I got this far yesterday when 1/4 of the way through drilling the curved corners the board split along the grain…. Had to start from scratch with a new board. Oh well. Got to spend some time at the wood store with the boy so not a wasted afternoon ;-)

Skipping ahead a bit (it really is as simple as cutting out a shape.. I don’t really have to explain that do I? )

Felt good to get some shavings on the benchtop again finally!

Then to layout the dados.. Tip of the day.. Don’t use the old board as a guide for depth of these. Lay your new board on the box and register a chisel on the guide clamp plate and mark the depth from there.. Ask me how I know.

Knife and cut.. LOVE this saw!

Then the ol’ routah plane trick..

Annnnnd Boom! Ready for some danish oil and wax.

That leaves only one thing to do (aside from tackling the saw it’s self).. Assembly! Hope to get to that tomorrow but no actual promises.. Stay Tuned!

-- Eric -

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#1 posted 48 days ago

Very nice work. This helps motivate me to get my own goin’

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist -

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#2 posted 48 days ago

Wow, beautiful stuff.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#3 posted 48 days ago

Looks good. Like Mos, this is good motivation to get back to mine.

-- - Billy

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#4 posted 48 days ago

Lookin’ great, Eric! That’s gonna last your whole lifetime when done…maybe your son’s too?

Love your router…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#5 posted 47 days ago


-- ~Tony

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#6 posted 47 days ago

SO now I suppose I have to do one of mine. Looks good Eric, nice tip in the dad’s.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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