A box for chisels #3: Feeling groovy

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 10-13-2020 01:20 AM 671 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, in order to make the grooves, I need to dig the plane out…

Of course there is another box on top…set that aside..

Where it will be out of the way..and then set the other box on my bench..

Stanley No. 45….open the box..

Some assembly required….start taking out parts to build the plane..

Parts is parts…until..

Well..just close the lid, and put the box back…Plane is ready to go..

Plane is, need a jig to hold the sides of the box steady, and yet be able to change the parts in and out..

Simple enough ( this IS a WORK bench, right?) block keeps things from sliding back onto the bench, a screw on each end locks the part in place….time for a little fun..

One groove done, 7 to go….soon had the ends of the box done..

Each gets a 1/4” wide by 3/16” deep groove…one for the bottom panel, one for the lid’s panel…had to re-adjust the jig a bit..sides are a bit longer..

And more fun, making crunchy noodles…

All too soon, all the grooves are done..

Floor was crunchy…

But, it was fun while it lasted. A dab of candle wax in the grooves helps the plane slide along a bit better.

And that was it…sweep the floor, call it a day…

Next up? Plywood panels…and a glue up…..

Stay tuned..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 10-13-2020 01:47 AM

Cool Blog Bandit!
Thanks for sharing your process.

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#2 posted 10-13-2020 06:36 AM

Holy mackrel Bandit its a bloody heirloom!

Send it to Christies for Auction its possibly worth a fortune!
You sitting on a gold mine there buddy!

and BTW

Well done!

-- Regards Rob

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