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Stanley 45 box #2: Sizing for the Plane

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Blog entry by Mitch Peacock posted 10-06-2015 09:40 PM 1085 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After getting excited about the new project, it suddenly dawned on me “what if the reclaimed pine I had wasn’t big enough”. Of course I knew I had sufficient wood – after all I had two sizeable drawer boxes. But what if the drawer sides weren’t deep enough to cover both the height of the plane plus allowance for the bottom and lid. Original boxes for the #45 were undoubtedly made without using glued up panels, and I wanted to do the same. It was with some trepidation that I extricated the plane, and all its accessories, from the ghastly plastic tool box where it has been residing, and measured it up against the wood I had.

First a huge relief – the plane was almost an inch shorter in height than the width of the boards I had. Then a nagging doubt – although the boards had been drawer sides, I could see that they weren’t all that straight, and just how much would I need to remove whilst straightening then up. Would this be the first Stanley #45 box with a pitched lid to allow for the plane to stand up? Find out next time

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#1 posted 10-07-2015 12:58 AM

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I need to build a box for my 45 as well.

You might want to post in the Stanley 45 thread http://lumberjocks.com/topics/43282

Mike

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#2 posted 11-14-2015 09:53 AM



Subscribed.

I need to build a box for my 45 as well.

You might want to post in the Stanley 45 thread http://lumberjocks.com/topics/43282

Mike

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Cheers Mike!

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