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Stanley 45 box #7: Flushing off the Reinforcements

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Blog entry by Mitch Peacock posted 10-13-2015 01:42 PM 1011 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Reinforcing Mitred Corners Part 7 of Stanley 45 box series Part 8: Internal Fittings »

Last time I installed reinforcements to the plain mitred corners of my Stanley no.45 Box, and left them to cure. Now came the time to flush of the excess material, and knock the sharp edges off.

The initial work was done with my small pull saw, after which I turned to a sharp chisel, and then smooth plane and card scraper.

Supporting the box over boards clamped to the bench top works really well, and this method is often used when making drawers.

Once the surfaces were satisfactorily flushed and smoothed, I took my low angle block plane, and eased all the edges.

That was the box completed. I could have just stopped there and thrown all the 45’s parts in, but for the sake of a little more effort, I decided to add a few internal fitments to prevent the parts from all banging together during transport. I’ll describe those next time.

-- Design, Build, Inspire. http://www.WOmadeOD.co.uk



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#1 posted 10-20-2015 02:57 AM

That looks really sharp!

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

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#2 posted 10-20-2015 06:39 AM



That looks really sharp!

- Smitty_Cabinetshop

Plane or corners – both hopefully ☺

-- Design, Build, Inspire. http://www.WOmadeOD.co.uk

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#3 posted 10-20-2015 11:59 AM

Definitely the corners! Congrats on the tool, of course. But you’ll be making a separate box for the H&Rs if you get more than one set or so. :-)

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

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