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Project by Andre posted 09-23-2018 02:30 AM 1096 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Simple little Box to store a couple of Veritas router planes.
Made from scrap White Oak with hardware from Lee Valley.
Finished with a few coats of Shellac and Hard Wax.
Did a little practicing with a Cast Scratch Stock I picked up
a few years ago but never found a use for! Lee Valley also?
Foam inserts have been in the shop for well over 10 years
and pretty sure came from Lee Valley also.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.





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therealSteveN

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#1 posted 09-23-2018 02:35 AM

Really nice box, looks like it easily houses the routers. I should be so organized.

It dawned on me this morning I had never hand cut DTs in WO before. I think I found that I much prefer Maple, Walnut and Cherry for hand tool work, I had some hard stringy stuff, and the chisel didn’t wanna go where I wanted it.

Thanks for posting

-- Think safe, be safe

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Andre

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#2 posted 09-23-2018 02:42 AM



Really nice box, looks like it easily houses the routers. I should be so organized.

It dawned on me this morning I had never hand cut DTs in WO before. I think I found that I much prefer Maple, Walnut and Cherry for hand tool work, I had some hard stringy stuff, and the chisel didn t wanna go where I wanted it.

Thanks for posting

- therealSteveN

Thanks, actually ws an inch wider but a boo boo gave me a reason to cut more D.T.s
Didn’t show the Shim pak that now has no place to hang?
I agree W.O. is not my 1st choice, but giving some Lee Valley Japanese D.T. Chisel a
good work out, not sure I will ever try another D.T. Chisel.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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therealSteveN

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#3 posted 09-23-2018 03:02 AM

I’ve also had a boo boo, LMAO, well just once. LOLOLOL

Truth be told a few of them reached disaster proportion, but hey, gotta break some eggs to make a cake.

Always remember…. design modification….....

-- Think safe, be safe

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realcowtown_eric

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#4 posted 09-23-2018 03:08 AM

Frig…I thought I was the olny guy who couldn’t cut perfect dovetails the first time

Eric

-- Real_cowtown_eric

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Jerry

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#5 posted 09-23-2018 03:51 AM

Beautiful Andre. Those DT’s are beautiful and clean. I also like the beading. It’s a great looking purpose built box. Now can I have my router plane back…

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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oldnovice

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#6 posted 09-23-2018 05:34 AM

Beautiful box and extremely functional.
I want to get to that point when I can make boxes left and right for holding various tools; keeping the tools clean, away from dust, and possibly humidity.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Andre

2219 posts in 2009 days


#7 posted 09-23-2018 05:49 AM

Eric, first set were actually good, but one side reversed, what happens when you don’t check your layout! LOL!

Jerry, Funny since I got this one my Stanley 71 hasn’t been touched? It is an amazing tool! I usually use my shaper to do rabbits for box bottoms but figured I had better use the Veritas.

oldnovice, Has taken me a few years, and no were close to what I should be capable of doing but a couple of hundred, thousand more and I might be satisfied? Wish I had started this path a long time ago.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Peteybadboy

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#8 posted 09-23-2018 11:59 AM

I too like the bead in the lid. Nice box!

-- Petey

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EarlS

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#9 posted 09-23-2018 12:55 PM

I like it!!

When I think of a craftsman’s tool box, this is what it looks like, white oak, dovetails, and a simple clean look so the craftsmanship can be seen and appreciated. There’s something deeply satisfying about pulling out a tool in a sturdy, well made, good looking box, knowing you made it.

Your dovetails look great. I’ve messed up my share of them and that is using the Leigh dovetail jig so I have no excuse except that I didn’t follow the directions.

The lid edge detail caught my eye as did the hardware. I still have several boxes to make for the shop so I will shamelessly “borrow” from your lid and hardware ideas.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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majuvla

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#10 posted 09-23-2018 12:59 PM

...it’s everything but simple…very nice storage and organisation place.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 09-23-2018 02:18 PM

This box is very nice and will be a fine addition to your shop.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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molan

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#12 posted 09-23-2018 02:50 PM

Wow nice box! dovetails are always fun to cut. especially when you carefully mark them out and the cut the wrong sections out and end up with tails and tails instead of tails and pins….. Ya I’ve done that a couple of times at least

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John

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#13 posted 09-24-2018 02:28 AM

Awesome tool box Andre! How much snow at the moment?

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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