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Box for my Stanley 55

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Project by YorkshireStewart posted 10-07-2014 04:36 PM 2562 views 6 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally got around to giving my Stanley 55 a box it deserves. I know the wood should be chestnut, the finger jointing should be finer & that the main label hasn’t got the right picture on it, but I’m happy!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems





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Mosquito

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#1 posted 10-07-2014 04:40 PM

Very nice! I need to make a box for mine as well… Did you create the labels yourself? They look good

As for the differences form the original, you were just making sure people weren’t trying to accuse you of making a counterfeit :-)

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#2 posted 10-07-2014 04:48 PM

Looks very authentic, Stewart!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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YorkshireStewart

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#3 posted 10-07-2014 06:06 PM



Very nice! I need to make a box for mine as well… Did you create the labels yourself? They look good
- Mosquito

I made up the big label, but the four cutter box labels are digitally faffed around with from scans of originals like this:

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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Brit

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#4 posted 10-07-2014 08:29 PM

What a great idea. Looks great Stewart.

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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MadJester

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#5 posted 10-07-2014 11:02 PM

Very nice!!

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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Don W

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#6 posted 10-07-2014 11:13 PM

They look great. 100 years from now there will be a bunch of vintage tool guys trying to find these in there 200 year old Stanley catalog.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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Karson

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#7 posted 10-07-2014 11:33 PM

Stewart: A great looking set of boxes.Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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Grumpy

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#8 posted 10-08-2014 12:00 AM

As long as you are happy Stewart that’s all that matters. Good job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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rance

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#9 posted 10-08-2014 12:07 AM

Stewart, What a fine home for that plane. Authentic or not, that is a great rendition. Thanks for sharing.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 10-08-2014 01:04 AM

What a classy home for that plane! But then I wouldn’t expect any less from you. The labels look totally authentic.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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shipwright

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#11 posted 10-08-2014 01:05 AM

A lovely plane box Stewart. Not plain at all but plane nice.
Great job on the labels!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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Joe Lyddon

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#12 posted 10-08-2014 04:21 AM

Stewart,

A very NICE antique box for a very antique tool…

NICE job!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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David LaBolle

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#13 posted 10-08-2014 07:05 AM

nicely done. I made a box for my Stanley 45, see my earlier projects, but didn’t think to make it look stock with custom labels.

kudos.

-- When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for

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stefang

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#14 posted 10-08-2014 02:34 PM

And well you should be Stewart. More than just a box it is now a culture icon. Well done!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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YorkshireStewart

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#15 posted 10-08-2014 08:00 PM

Wow! I’ve never made a culture icon before!” 8-)

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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