|Project by TheDane||posted 03-12-2011 05:22 AM||2594 views||4 times favorited||15 comments|
Several months ago, I bought a vintage Stanley No 45 Combination Plane manufactured around WWI. I bought this plane to be a ‘user’, but it is in excellent condition and deserves to be taken care of. Unfortunately, it has been living in a cardboard USPS Priority Mail box, which isn’t exactly the best way to store a tool of this quality.
Last year, we gutted a ramshackle closet in our laundry room, and I salvaged a bunch of 3/4” low-grade pine some previous owner of our house had installed. This pine was junk … I just hate to haul anything to the landfill that might be useful. I planed it to 5/8” to get rid of the paint and trimmed it down to get a clean edge.
I used the salvaged pine to build five open-top storage boxes for the shop, then decided to build this box to house my Stanley No 45.
I don’t throw anything away … the stain is Danish Oil (Watco Golden Oak) that has been sitting on the shelf for about four years, the plywood top and bottom were scraps from another project, and the top-coat is some left-over water-based poly. The only out-of-pocket expense was the hardware, and that was under $10 at Menards.
-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"