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Simple little box for 3 planes

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Project by bandit571 posted 05-06-2016 12:23 AM 939 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A simple little box, to house three planes. made from 3/8” pine boards for the sides and bottom. The top has a 3/4” thick pine board. It has been cut away a bit, to house the third plane. Hand cut finger joints. The Brew and a coat of Poly gloss for the finish. Insides were left un-finished. A pair of Walnut keepers hold the plane in the lid. Brass hinges. A salvaged latch, with new brass screws.

Planes in the bottom: Stanley made for Wards no.78, and a Stanley No. 39 3/8” dado plane
Plane in the top: Ohio Tool Co. 1.25” skewed rebate/shoulder plane.

Sides were made as a single wide board, then sawn apart. $6.99 for the wood….

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





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BurlyBob

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#1 posted 05-06-2016 03:15 AM

Very nice way to store your planes.

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Andre

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#2 posted 05-06-2016 03:42 AM

Great idea, for some reason I have two #78 Stanleys? One is real pretty and shiny so guess it should go in a box!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 05-06-2016 06:43 PM

This is a very nice addition to your shop. It’s a perfect storage unit for those planes.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Grumpymike

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#4 posted 05-06-2016 08:56 PM

My dog says that’s a great way to protect those treasured planes … Why do we all have the shop dog in our ID photo??

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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Grumpymike

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#5 posted 05-06-2016 08:58 PM

Now, we will tale a poll … How many think the latch is upside down ? ... or … is the box upside down and the latch correct?? It’s all in perspective isn’t it? :)

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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bandit571

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#6 posted 05-06-2016 10:09 PM

Actually, I installed that latch the same way Stanley installed theirs..

The Original Stanley made in Roxton Pond, Que. Canada is on top of the repo I also made.

latest box is right-side up, BTW

It is also the way the latch came off the old case I was throwing out. And then placed on this new case..

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

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Mean_Dean

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#7 posted 05-07-2016 12:11 AM

Fine looking plane box, Bandit! Nice place to keep your planes until you need them!

-- Dean

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#8 posted 05-07-2016 04:51 AM

A fine reproduction of the original….
A fine new home for old planes….

-- 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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woodcox

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#9 posted 05-07-2016 05:29 AM

Solid box bandit. Nice work.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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Grumpymike

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#10 posted 05-09-2016 10:47 PM

Latch flip up or latch flip down, either way it’s a great box … I went into the dark dungeon and looked at some older musical instrument cases … And to my surprise most had the latches mounted that way … I will now take my red face and turn away … Slinking into a corner.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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bandit571

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#11 posted 05-11-2016 06:43 PM

Well…I have since added brass corner plates to the box..

Smallest screws I ever saw, too. Should have just found some brass nails, instead.

Bottom ones are bigger than the ones on the lid…that way, I can tell which is the top.

Almost needs handles….or…not?

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

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CFrye

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#12 posted 06-20-2016 01:57 AM

Great storage box, Bandit. I’m a little late here. I, too, was wondering about the latch. Now, I know. Good thinking on the different size corner brackets to cue you to the top/bottom. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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