Plane Box

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Project by cut3times posted 02-26-2011 10:22 PM 2400 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a Lie-Nielsen shoulder plane from a kit a while back (here is the blog). I wanted to make a box to put it in and finally got around to it. This is made from wenge and quilted maple. I added a leather outline of the plane for it to sit in. The quilted maple had some imperfections that I covered with the wenge circle inlays. I also wanted to create a unique lid handle that would complement the inlays. The finish is Tung oil.


-- And Still Too Short - "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." John Lennon

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Glen Peterson

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#1 posted 02-26-2011 11:59 PM

Beautiful box and plane. Nice work. I love my tools, but your box iseems more appropriate for jewelry than a hard working tool. I’ll definately check out your blog.
Thank for posting

-- Glen

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#2 posted 02-27-2011 12:23 AM

That’s one pretty “Working” box Jerry…
Beauty of a plane too…
Great Job on both of them!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#3 posted 02-27-2011 02:05 AM

Nothing “plane” about that! Too pretty to put in my shop though… Would make all the other tools jealous.

-- Ian, Tennessee

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#4 posted 02-27-2011 04:29 AM

Wonderful wonderful one for the box and one for the plane.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 02-27-2011 04:42 AM

that is just too beautiful. very awesome

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 02-27-2011 07:06 AM

great looken box

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#7 posted 02-27-2011 02:25 PM

That’s a beautiful box Jerry looks like it belongs on a dressing table not in the shop. If my wife saw my plane in a box like that the plane would be looking for another home.
Nice job

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#8 posted 03-01-2011 04:51 PM

Sweet plane box, I like your design and artistic touch, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#9 posted 03-01-2011 11:56 PM

Thanks for the comments. I forgot to add that the leather insert comes out if my wife decides she wants it for something else :>). I wanted to just make a box out of scraps but I got carried away forgetting what I was making it for.

-- And Still Too Short - "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." John Lennon

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#10 posted 03-26-2012 04:21 PM

This is very nice, great design and strong contrasting woods.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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