refurbishing old tools #7: The making of a simple Plain TOTE

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Blog entry by Dave posted 03-05-2011 03:22 AM 3505 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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OK I am running out of shelf space and am in need of storing my planes with a better method. I will attempt to build a plane tote that I can change its configuration as my plane habit grows.

I have purchased some s4s 4/4 tiger maple. I ripped them down to 5” wide by 2 1/2’ long. Now let us see how that refurbed coffin plane works out.

The vendor I purchase my wood from is in need to sharpen his planer blades. The maple does have some interlocking grain. So I broke out the card scraper.

I wanted to see the thickness of the shavings my coffin smother was producing.

Some were at .002 to .0025 but the majority were at .0015. I am very pleased. That provided a very smooth finish.

I am going to build a simple dovetailed box with the ability to be able to remove the bottom. Kind of like drawer construction when you build the carcass of the drawer and slide the bottom in. So let the dovetails begin.

I choose a simple layout. Man I really need to get a 1/8 chisel.

I am still getting used to my dozuki saw. But there not to bad.

well dinner is ready and before I started this I had to clean up after my kids physics project. A rube Goldberg. That gave me a headache.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#1 posted 03-05-2011 05:42 AM

know you are talking , a ruberg and shavings not bad …. lol

and doing it in tigermarble I wuold say you are ready for the chest my freind
better start now than regret it later :-)

thankĀ“s for sharing
take care

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#2 posted 03-05-2011 05:25 PM

Dennis I have that page saved and when its time. That will be the one I build.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#3 posted 03-05-2011 09:57 PM

So are we going to get a video of the Goldberg project in action?


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#4 posted 03-06-2011 12:14 AM

sure William. The kids took a vid I think.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#5 posted 03-07-2011 01:07 PM

Your coffin plane did great work on that tiger maple Dave, and your dovetails are looking good too. Can’t wait to see the finished product.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 03-07-2011 02:55 PM

Thanks Mike, the wife has been sick not much time in shop. But I smell spring. Yaaaaa

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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