Box for a Combo Plane #3: Feeling groovy

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 01-31-2021 02:51 PM 338 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Corner work Part 3 of Box for a Combo Plane series Part 4: Joinery stuff »

Have 2 combo planes…might as well use both of them….

Had to get the Nickel Plated one out of it’s case…

It got set up with a #12, 1/4” straight cutter, the Type 3 plane was set up with a 1/2” wide cutter.

Once the grooves for the bottom panel were milled…I could cut the 1/4” plywood panel to size..roughly….and cut the 1/2” wide by 1/4” deep dado….while dry fitting the panel, found it to be 1/8” too long…trimmed that down..

Was all set to glue and clamp… glue in the shop…

Meant I needed to go out and BUY another bottle of glue….Wall E World only had this brand..

Was also missing one of my 2 cordless drills, so..

Seeings how my Daughter will not be returning the items she borrowed….Glue was then applied, and then some cauls to go with the forest of clamps…

That vise acts as a 3rd hand, BTW….holds one clamp up a bit, so I can add clamps under the box. Letting this sit a day…

Ripped and crosscut some more Pine….1-1/2” wide strips, cut for length..

To make a frame for a lid…..needs a panel made, too…

So, it also is sitting in a few clamps and cauls…..Will trim the excess width from the wide side piece. Trying to balance the 2 pieces better.

So, next up? Lid building 101, including a dust seal. Need a “rest” down inside the box, for the plane to sit upright on.

Stay tuned…

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

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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 01-31-2021 05:49 PM

Reading through your groovy blog, I realized I almost always cut a 1/4” groove and then raise the panel to fit that, rather than cutting a wider groove. It’s probably a moral failing of mine, but I also only have one combination plane.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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