|Project by Tim Dahn||posted 01-01-2017 11:41 AM||862 views||2 times favorited||22 comments|
I have had the Veritas Small Plow Plane for a few years now with the wide blade conversion kit and the tongue & groove blade, this past spring adding the new beading cutters.
Loosing some part or cutter was just a matter of time so I built this box over the summer to keep everything together in one place.
The old Stanley plow planes came in Chestnut wood boxes so that is the wood I chose for this box too. The chestnut I have is rough sawn, wormy, with nail holes. I wanted to keep the rustic/old look for this box and to use all handtools for the build.
First thing was to re-saw and glue up the sides.
Then flattening and dimentioning all four sides to 3/8”
Cut the front, back and side to final size.
Shoot all the edges to get them square and mark the knife lines.
I need to make a real shooting board!
Shout out to Jim Boatman53 for the marking gauge from the 2013 tool swap!
The original Stanley boxes were box joints but this is hand made so dovetails are in order.
I love the Zona saw for dovetailing, the saw kerf is same width (or less) as the pencil line. Hard to tell which is which.
And then I failed to keep taking photos… for a while
After gluing up the box and making the misc holders for the inside and figure out how to fit everything in , this is how it turned out. I made the blade holder larger to hopefully have space for any new blade or other improvements may be available in the future.
After the lid was fitted and adjusted the box was finished inside and out with a few coats of Tried and True danish oil. Labeled added after a couple weeks of drying.
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