Making a home for my 45 plane #5: Finishing the exterior, and DONE!

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Blog entry by CO_Goose posted 10-08-2017 02:54 AM 1839 reads 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Now that everything had a home, I removed it all so that the exterior could be finished.
After a light sanding to round over the sharp edges, I applied a coat of Boiled Linseed Oil (BLO) for a minor amount of protection. The corners were also reinforced with 1/4” walnut dowels for a nice contrast to the pine. Remember that board for the base and lid? Well after the BLO hit it, it was obvious that it was not pine, but cherry, so that is providing another contrast to the box as well. I found some beefy looking handles in black to complete the look and allow me to lift it since there is no overhang on for fingers to grab onto, like other Japanese style boxes. The last touch was the stickers that Brad had made for his box. I know that it isn’t a Stanley plane, but it was made by Stanley. Enough words, here are the pictures:

Here is a sequence of opening the box:

First slide the wedge out.

Then slide the lid towards the wedge end.

Then lift the opposite end of the lid.

Then remove the lid.

And inside is the Wards 45 plane safe and sound.

Thanks to all who suggested this be turned into a blog, Enjoy!

This project took about three weeks working off and on to complete it.

Thanks for staying to the end.

-- Just making sawdust

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#1 posted 10-08-2017 03:45 AM

Thanks for sharing the blog! Once again it turned out great!

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#2 posted 10-08-2017 01:01 PM

Thanks for sharing the super-detailed build, Goose! And nicely done!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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