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Project by lysdexic posted 11-13-2012 03:25 AM 3129 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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#1 posted 11-13-2012 03:28 AM

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 11-13-2012 03:34 AM

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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#3 posted 11-13-2012 03:38 AM

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 11-13-2012 03:46 AM

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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#5 posted 11-13-2012 03:50 AM

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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#6 posted 11-13-2012 03:54 AM

Very nice. Great work with hand tool.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 11-13-2012 03:54 AM

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 11-13-2012 04:03 AM

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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#9 posted 11-13-2012 04:58 AM

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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#10 posted 11-13-2012 05:00 AM

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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#11 posted 11-13-2012 05:00 AM

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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#12 posted 11-13-2012 05:22 AM

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 11-13-2012 05:23 AM

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 11-13-2012 01:05 PM

What a great day. Nice job on the box.

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

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#15 posted 11-13-2012 02:02 PM

Very cool. I just watched that episode.

Sean

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