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Project by lysdexic posted 520 days ago 2573 views 6 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project that I completed about a year ago. However, I noticed the Roy Underhill has released an episode of The Woodwright’s Shop dedicated to this box. He calls it The Eleven Groove Box
It is based on a one day course that I attended at the Woodwright’s School called Planes for Joinery. It really is a fascinating course and if you are a galoot who loves the Stanley #45, then this course is for you. You out there Mos?

When you start the stock is already milled to thickness and width. We used a variety of hand tools….

#45 #248 (not used in the video)
Moving fillester rabbet plane
Miller Falls or Stanley box
block, jack and smoothing planes
marking gauges and chisels

NO electrons

I wondered if maybe I was giving away any of his intellectual property away by this post but I realized that this is like giving a free Walt Disney vacation by showing a slide show.

Here are some pics…...........

That is Bill Anderson to the left who also teaches at the school. I’d love to take his course on making a panel raising plane.

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This is Roy’s glue up clamp and the second pictures is how it looked at the end of the day.
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After I brought it home, I cut the lid off and glued the “lips” for the lid.

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-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali





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lysdexic

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#1 posted 520 days ago

I apologize that some of the pics are oversized and cropped. I tried to fix it in Photobucket but doesn’t seem to have worked.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#2 posted 520 days ago

Was the end grain ploughing for the splines as difficult as it looks in the video? Also, the box turned out great. Thanks for posting the photos.

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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Dave

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#3 posted 520 days ago

Scott one day in the near future I want to take one of his courses. It looks as you learned a bit and had a great time. The box is wonderful and every time you look at it you will reflect upon that day.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#4 posted 520 days ago

Nice box! I just watched the video on this one last night, and was thinking I want to make one too, but plowing that end grain groove for the spline… oof. I’m also interested to hear how that went.

and if you are a galoot who loves the Stanley #45, then this course is for you. You out there Mos?
Just read that when I went back to re-read it lol

Dang… I might have to plan some vacation time for the next time he’s got that one…

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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lysdexic

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#5 posted 520 days ago

bonobo,

Great question and yes it was. During the class we used a #248 which is a weather stripping plane. That was the only step where I said to myself “there has got to be a better way.” I really wish I had taken a picture of the process.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 520 days ago

Very nice. Great work with hand tool.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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lysdexic

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#7 posted 520 days ago

Dave and Chris,

I definitely recommend the school. I am fortinate to be so close. Of course if I were to travel here to take the course, I’d pick one of the full weekend courses. That way you could stick around, have a few beers at the adjecent bar and shop at the insanely stocked store upstairs.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#8 posted 520 days ago

I’m 1200 miles away… So it’d have to be a “vacation”, and probably involve flying, since I’d spend probably 4 days driving at best…

I saw the picture of the store upstairs… and even from just that one picture, it looks dangerously awesome.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#9 posted 520 days ago

The #248 is drool worthy, as is any classtime with Roy. I’m jealous. Nice post and a fine box!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Dave

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#10 posted 520 days ago

Where are these picture of the STORE. This I have to see.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Mosquito

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#11 posted 520 days ago

http://www.woodwrightschool.com/the-tool-store/
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edit: Found a couple more here: http://www.wkfinetools.com/wWorking/art/WoodrightSchool/WoodrightSchool-03.asp

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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Dave

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#12 posted 520 days ago

Holy crap. I am selling the dog and headed out tomorrow.
So long Lassie hello panel raising plane.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#13 posted 520 days ago

Nice box! Love all the photographs, too. I gotta make it out there to visit old Roy—maybe that’s what I’ll ask for xmas.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#14 posted 520 days ago

What a great day. Nice job on the box.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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sb194

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#15 posted 520 days ago

Very cool. I just watched that episode.

Sean

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