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grfrazee

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09-25-2012 04:07 PM

Topic tags/keywords: stanley no 45 box cutters help dimensions

I recently acquired a No. 45 with cutters, but without any of the wooden boxes for the cutters. As such I would like to make some boxes to hold the cutters, but thought it would be cool if I could make reproduction boxes similar to the ones that they would have come in.

Here’s where I need help. I have been unable to find anything with detailed dimensions for the cutter boxes. Those would be a great help.

Also, I think it would look good if I could reproduce the graphics that would be on the front of the boxes with the different blade dimensions, but I haven’t found any pictures that are a high enough resolution to work with. Honestly, the best thing to use would be a high-resolution scan of the box front. Then I could clean it up in Photoshop an “make it pretty” for the boxes.

If anyone can help, I’d really appreciate it. Thanks. When I finally make the boxes, I’ll be sure to do a blog posting detailing everything in case people want to make their own (graphics for the boxes included).

-- -=Pride is not a sin=-


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#1 posted 09-25-2012 04:21 PM

My #45 cutters came in two boxes, and I’ve got pictures of them, but the graphics aren’t 100% in tact.

If no one else does, I will try to get dimensions tonight after I get home from work.

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

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#2 posted 09-25-2012 06:09 PM

That would be great Chris, I appreciate it.

Does anyone have the graphics that are in better shape that they wouldn’t mind scanning/photographing?

-- -=Pride is not a sin=-

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#3 posted 09-26-2012 12:04 AM

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

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#4 posted 09-26-2012 12:13 AM

I can send you both of my boxes to use as samples just as long as I get them back in the shape they are in.
Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#5 posted 09-26-2012 01:01 AM

I can send you mine too if youll send em back in better shape. (and decals)

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grfrazee

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#6 posted 09-26-2012 01:15 AM

@Arlin and cabmaker, do your boxes have the decals intact, or at least mostly intact?

-- -=Pride is not a sin=-

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#7 posted 09-26-2012 01:33 AM

My decals are barely detectable

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grfrazee

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#8 posted 10-03-2012 04:07 AM

Anyone have any idea the font used on the labels? This is a long shot, but I figure someone out there might have typeface experience.

See the below image for reference (sourced from an ebay sale).

-- -=Pride is not a sin=-

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#9 posted 10-03-2012 04:38 AM

I just acquired a 45 without the cutters. Since I will be buying them as one off’s from feebay I was having thoughts along the same line. Build a reproduction box for the cutters and another to hold the plane.

-- "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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#10 posted 10-03-2012 04:29 PM

Guys, I have a graphics guy here who says if he can get a square framed shot,
rather than angled, the closer the better and hi rez, he can rebuild the image in a half hour or so
and we can all have labels to print off.
Might as well try the other ones as well as post #8 and see what he can do..that one we’ve figured the missing part with #18 is 3/4”
Anyway as square on to the label as possible and as clear a shot as possible

here’s hoping
;-)

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#11 posted 10-03-2012 04:35 PM

The jpegs will be sent to you shortly on what I have for the 45’s, also have 3 thus far of the 55’s which are let me say Pristine….......Did I mention the 55’s are Pristine?

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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grfrazee

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#12 posted 10-03-2012 04:40 PM

@racerglen – That was my intention, which is why Gshepherd is sending me scans of his boxes. I will be rebuilding them in Photoshop for print-quality graphics. I intend to trace and replicate the graphics, not just reprint the old label and call it good.

@Gshepherd – Can’t wait to see them!

-- -=Pride is not a sin=-

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#13 posted 10-03-2012 04:49 PM

The 45’s to you shortly but 55’s later this afternoon they are still at the shop…. Maybe some more 45’s have to check storage. Here is a teaser pic of the 55’s I will get scanned jpeg for you today….

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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racerglen

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#14 posted 10-03-2012 04:54 PM

My guy wanted to do the same thing..
Great minds think !

;-)

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#15 posted 10-03-2012 04:56 PM

Those 55’s are prettyyyyy… I’m at work so I won’t be able to do anything until tonight (maybe not until tomorrow night depending on how busy I am tonight), so no worries about getting them to me.

-- -=Pride is not a sin=-

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