Veneered box for #7 Jointing plane

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Project by Julian posted 322 days ago 1134 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I purchased a #7 Stanley jointer on Ebay awhile ago and after refurbishing the plane I did not want to leave it out to prevent future rust. It was too long to fit in my bench drawers, with the other plane so I built this simple box. Made from poplar with red mahogany stain. Top is ribbon cut sapele veneer.

-- Julian

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#1 posted 322 days ago

Looks like you did nice job refurbishing the plane, and I’m sure it’ll be happy in a nice box all its own.

-- Brian in Arlington, TX

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#2 posted 322 days ago

Very nice job on the box. Specially the illusion made from choosing the veneer grain orientation. Good job in restoring the plane.

-- Bert

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#3 posted 322 days ago

That’s a darn nice home for your Stanley No. 7, great work.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 322 days ago

Nice job Julian.
I’m not known as a hand tool guy but I’ve had and used that plane for about 40 years.
It’s a true joy.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#5 posted 322 days ago

Nice work there Julian
Good to see other LJs make an effort to look after and protect their assets as well as being creative.

Robert Brennan

-- Regards Robert

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#6 posted 322 days ago

Beautiful box Julian and quite a plane. I bought 3 hand planes recently, but I decided against a jointer for now precisely because I can’t figure out where to keep such a large hand tool.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 321 days ago

Really great box, good color and finish.

-- Tom D

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#8 posted 319 days ago

A great tool deserves an equally great home. Like the top, choice of wood, stain and hardware as well. Great job!

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#9 posted 319 days ago

You made poplar look like a million bucks! Well done!

-- Hi. My name is bucket head and I'm a recovering framing carpenter.

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