Storage box for Veritas Small Plow Plane

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Project by SlideRule posted 04-18-2016 03:44 PM 3022 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Needed some way to take care of my Veritas small plow plane and ensure it lasts 100+ years. This box is made from scrap white oak. The logo is burned onto the front of the box.

The cradle is all custom cut and allows the plane to fit in the box with the fence at any distance and the plane fits with any of the blades (tongue and groove or wide blades too) so if I am in the middle of a project and need to store everything without losing my adjustment I can do so. The box is about 1.5” wider than it might otherwise need to be, but that’s okay.

Most of the blades sit in that “block” which has a little nesting shelf. With the lid on, the box can be flipped upside down and shaken around and nothing will fall out of its spot. The T&G blades have their own special box…was going to do that for all the blades but it was too much work!

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#1 posted 04-18-2016 11:02 PM

Nice box there for your “fine” planes. Sure looks nicer than my plastic lunch box to house my Stanley #55.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#2 posted 04-18-2016 11:27 PM

Heirloom tool deserves heirloom box.
It also deserves your name on the box as “handcrafted by”.

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#3 posted 04-19-2016 02:27 PM

Well done. Added to my “to-do” list!

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#4 posted 04-20-2016 05:51 AM

Live it, this is well timed, a box for this exact purpose is on my “Shop Project” list. How exactly did you make the blade holder, the one with many blades?

-- I'm happier than a tornado in a trailer park! Grace & Peace.

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#5 posted 04-20-2016 03:02 PM

Hey BikerDad, I started with a scrap piece about 2”x2” x4”. It was a cutoff from a nightstand leg :-)

First, I “resawed” off a piece about 1/8” thick (2×2x1/8). I would later glue this back on as the bottom. Then, I cut slots for each of the blades using the bandsaw. So at that point I had seven or so slots all open on one side going almost all the way through (except for the last 1/4”) I cut spacer blocks and trimmed as appropriate to fill in the gaps between blades and to close off the side that had been opened up. So now I had compartments but you could see clear through each one.

Finally, I glued back on the 1/8” piece to the bottom closing it up. It isn’t super pretty, to be honest, but hot damn is it functional!

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