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Project by rjb37 posted 10-28-2013 08:32 PM 1261 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently bought this record 043 and the cardboard box it came in has seen better days. I don’t need an excuse to make a box. This is made from an imported wood (pine?) from New Zealand I got at Lowes. I used a piece of 1/8” plywood for the bottom. I used some scraps of purple heart to plug the holes for the 1/8” grooves and mahogany for the 1/4” holes for the sliding lid. 4 coats of shellac and it’s ready to stow my newest plane. Which by the way is a very sweet tool to use.

-- accidental woodworker





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WayneC

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#1 posted 10-28-2013 08:51 PM

Very nice. I am trying to work out a similar box that will hold most if not all of my combination planes.

BTW, I love the 43. Have you considered making a set of short rods for it? I believe you need 7mm steel to make them.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 10-29-2013 09:19 AM

Sorry, but I hate you :) After your post I have again one must to-do project in my already very long waiting-list. What else can wish, then one dovetailed box for russian copy of record 043.
Super!

-- -- Hanno -- small steps, long way to go

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#3 posted 10-29-2013 11:48 AM

I agree ^. I need a router bit box and more. Thanks for posting.

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

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#4 posted 10-29-2013 01:59 PM

It’s a nice practical box that will serve you well in your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 10-29-2013 11:07 PM

Hi Wayne,
I just got this plane a few days ago. I haven’t thought of short rods but I can see where they would be a good choice if I do a lot of grooves for drawer bottoms.
I’ve a bad box habit – I have separate boxes for my 405, rabbet plane, hand routers, pin nailer, my screwdrivers, ...... you get the idea.

-- accidental woodworker

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#6 posted 10-29-2013 11:10 PM

Hi hans2wiz – I heard the Russian copy isn’t that bad of a plane. Someone did a post on it, but I can’t remember who. And I feel your pain in adding something else to the TO-DO list.

-- accidental woodworker

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#7 posted 10-29-2013 11:13 PM

489tad – these boxes are easy to make and bang out. I don’t think it took me more than 2 hours total to make this one.

-- accidental woodworker

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#8 posted 10-29-2013 11:14 PM

Hi helluvawreck aka Charles,
You don’t keep your tools laid out like I saw on your site do you? What do you use to stow your treasures?

-- accidental woodworker

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#9 posted 10-30-2013 08:59 AM

rjb37, here it is – made in ussr. Not so shiny as yours, but rust is gone and piece of history in my pocket. I haven’t tried it yet, so can’t comment how good work it does.

-- -- Hanno -- small steps, long way to go

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#10 posted 10-30-2013 02:40 PM

I have two Record 043s Hans which are essentially the same plane. I think you will really like it.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#11 posted 10-30-2013 02:43 PM

Great storage box. How do you like the 405?

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#12 posted 10-30-2013 11:38 PM

Hi oldfart,
I like the 405 but I find that I only use the 1/4 and 5/16 irons. It’s easy to set up and once I got used to it, I’m getting good results.

-- accidental woodworker

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#13 posted 10-30-2013 11:42 PM

Hi hans2wiz,
The only difference I can between your plane and mine is the screws look to be a little small. Are your irons tapered on the sides? I also noticed that on the iron holder clamp that the screw that tightens down on the iron is skewed – is yours the same way?
ralph

-- accidental woodworker

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theoldfart

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#14 posted 10-31-2013 01:08 AM

rjb, if you can get the plows to work the molding irons are not any different:

Same technique, start at one end and keep backing up till you get full shavings

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#15 posted 11-13-2013 08:00 AM

ralph, too many expert questions :)
>>>The only difference I can between your plane and mine is the screws look to be a little small.
What I can suppose is, that russian company Vostov just copied Stanley handplanes with small modifications and replaced logo.
>>>Are your irons tapered on the sides?
I think that no.
>>>I also noticed that on the iron holder clamp that the screw that tightens down on the iron is skewed – is yours the same way?
Haven’t notoced that.

Here is closer detailed look:

Here are some other Vostov handplanes, what I have collected. Counting by one hand are still in restoring stage.

What Vostov haven’t done are block-planes like Stanley #60 and I’m looking desperately one. Here in Estonia old Stanley’s are not common. I can buy new, but this is not the same :)

Hanno

-- -- Hanno -- small steps, long way to go

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