Making a home for my 45 plane #4: The interior, giving everything a home.

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Blog entry by CO_Goose posted 10-08-2017 02:35 AM 1196 reads 1 time favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Making the box Part 4 of Making a home for my 45 plane series Part 5: Finishing the exterior, and DONE! »

Once the box was assembled, all of the little braces for the interior were next on the agenda.

The interior was done by TLAR (That Looks About Right), no measurements, just grabbing scraps of wood at hand and making them fit where I wanted them to.
This first picture shows one of the long rod holders, and the blade box hole. the long rods lean up against the end of the box, and two 3/4” square pieces capture them in place there. They do not go to the top of the box since that would interfere with the operation of the lid, so they are spaced about an inch lower for clearance.

This next picture shows the groove that the skates of the 45 will ride in. it is made so that the fence will rest on the bottom of the box next to it. The little block is to keep the fence from sliding backwards, this would be the handle end. You can also see the braces for the long rods at the end of the box

The other end of the box has some stacked pine that extends over the front of the skates. This allows the plane to be inserted and removed by lifting up on the handle, a pretty natural motion, but also holds the plane in place if the box is tilted. the hole above the skate side is for the screwdriver, and the other hole is for the beading depth stop.

This last corner has a little spot for the CAM to rest in. It was made slightly undersized so that it is a tight friction fit for the cam.

Here is a picture with everything in its place. The little zip-lock bag contains the spare knickers for the plane, and they are held rather nicely between the two long rods

Now that the interior was completed, the exterior needed some attention.

-- Just making sawdust

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