|Project by garrett||posted 01-22-2009 09:40 AM||4936 views||7 times favorited||27 comments|
I have several Lie-Nielsen planes and to store and showcase them, I built a carrying case. The case is made of hard maple and black walnut. (The walnut was part of a tree cut down in my neighborhood about 15 years ago). All dovetails were done by hand and the case front and back are frame and panel with hand cut mortise and tenons. A subpanel, with cutouts for the planes, along with velcro straps, holds the planes securely. The hinges are brass 2” pins. The same type of pins at the front act as locks to keep the lid in place. Each pin is drilled and 4-40 tapped and a “key” of the same brass rod was made with a 4-40 threaded end to pull the pins for access. Finish was 3 coats of Rockler polyurethane wipe-on gel with a coat of paste wax.