Stanley Type 14 plane and oak storage box

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Project by MadMark posted 04-04-2016 03:05 AM 1253 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My landlord came home from a family vacation with what appears to be a Stanley Type 14 (1929-30). I made this blade safe storage box. All you need to add is a small piece as a spacer at the middle of the bottom. This keeps the cutting edge clear of the bottom during storage.

The box was made from a single piece of 1×3 x 36” oak resawn to 1/2”. The cutoff is 5/32” and usable. The sides are 15-1/8” & 2-9/16” and ate all but about 1/8” of a 36” board. Good I use a TK blade. The resaw finish was smooth and clean for gluing without sanding.

The bottom was a piece of scrap 1/2” birch ply cut 14-1/8” x 2-9/16”. The plane shoe is 14” x 2-1/2” so the fit is just right. In the middle of the inside bottom I added a 1/4” x 3/4” x 2-9/16” jatoba center bar to keep the blade away from the bottom.

I used 3/8” oak hole plugs set 1” in from the sides & ends for feet.


No fingers were harmed in the creation of this project!

-- Madmark -

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 04-04-2016 04:39 AM

Nice lil plane…

COOL storage box…

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#2 posted 04-05-2016 01:23 PM

I do like the box idea…well done sir

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Dan Krager

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#3 posted 04-07-2016 05:05 PM

Hi MadMark, this caught my eye as I was browsing projects. When I realized what you did, yellow flags went up. Oak is strong with tannic acid so you will want to check the plane often for signs of rust, especially if the box is closed. Several coats of a good finish will slow it down but not eliminate it. Camelia oil on the plane will help too. Unless it is vegetable tanned leather, regular tanned leather will do the same. I lost a treasured knife to my lack of knowledge about that problem.
Otherwise, the box is great!

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL The witchcraft of woodworking.

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#4 posted 04-08-2016 06:15 AM

The bottom is plywood and there is no cover. Put a couple pieces of self stick felt on the bottom and saturate with 3-in-1. This will rust proof for long term storage.


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Dan Krager

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#5 posted 04-08-2016 12:51 PM

Good deal, Mark. Was concerned. Thanks for the clarification.


-- Dan Krager, Olney IL The witchcraft of woodworking.

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