Simple little box

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Project by bandit571 posted 04-24-2016 05:40 PM 1686 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Picked up a Stanley No. 45 plane down at the Magnolia Jamboree. Doe requested that I rehab the plane. The plane itself was the easy part. The original box the plane was in, USPS had just about FUBAR it. Decided to build a new box, but try to match as close to the original one as I could. Corners were finger joints, my first ever. Hand cut, as the tablesaw that cut have cut them is long gone. Found some brass hinges, and a latch.

OEM box had cutter storage down on the end, I had to duplicate that. There was also a 1×1 at an angle glued to the bottom. It is also in the new box. Stanley painted their box, mine used a “Witch’s Brew” blend, then a top coat of gloss poly. I left the insides alone, for now. I may just sit the old box on a shelf. Looks like I got fairly close to the look. Wood is mainly Poplar. mostly 3/8” thick. It was fun project to do.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 04-24-2016 05:43 PM

Nice job looks like a good home for the plane.

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#2 posted 04-24-2016 06:20 PM

Always good to see quality hand tool work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 04-24-2016 06:25 PM

The grain pattern for the front of the box is terrific. Nothing worse than ruler drawn grain pattern running perfectly horizontal across a piece like this. You did a great job of making it authentic.

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#4 posted 04-24-2016 06:36 PM

That’s a pretty darn good looking recreation.

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#5 posted 04-24-2016 08:22 PM

Nice box bandit, its always nice to have a hand tool made box for good hand tool.

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#6 posted 04-24-2016 08:30 PM

Looks good Bandit. Should protect the plane and last longer than the original.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#7 posted 04-24-2016 10:02 PM

Beauty! When I sent it I knew that you would do it justice. Well done and thank you!

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#8 posted 04-24-2016 10:41 PM

Nicely done, Bandit!

-- God bless, Candy

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#9 posted 04-24-2016 11:44 PM

Super job!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#10 posted 04-25-2016 12:32 AM

Looks great, Bandit! Great box for a great set of planes!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#11 posted 04-25-2016 01:12 PM

Impressive hand tool work. Nice rehab work too. Well done.

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#12 posted 04-25-2016 01:35 PM

A well deserved “Daily Top 3”....

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#13 posted 04-25-2016 01:42 PM

I love boxes that that are made specifically for the shop in order to keep our tools and equipment safe.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#14 posted 04-25-2016 03:56 PM

Another nice project Bandit. I hope to give the box joint trick a whirl myself soon.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#15 posted 04-29-2016 08:53 PM

Labels have been added..

Yeah, yeah, will need to change the bottom one to a Roxton Pond, Que. label….

Top label came out a bit on the blue side of green. Close enough…..for a reproduction.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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