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Project by hairy posted 05-01-2018 10:24 PM 1067 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really had fun with this. Luckily, I didn’t screw it up too bad.

I made video of how I did it. A typical lousy hairy video. It starts out slow, but stick with it. It’s a little over 3 minutes of your life that you will want back. Maybe someday I’ll get it right.

I didn’t have an old plane to work off of. Maybe that’s a good thing. I wanted it to look old. The natural mahogany wasn’t what I had in mind. I rubbed on a dark stain, then tried to rub it off. I think it feels good in the hand.

I forgot how big it is, I wrote it down and can’t remember where it I put it. CRS.

Hey Tony, did I leave something in the box?

-- My reality check bounced...

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#1 posted 05-01-2018 10:52 PM

Well done. faithfully replicates a wooden plane and it looks good.

-- socrbent Ohio

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Dave Polaschek

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#2 posted 05-01-2018 11:02 PM

Well done, Hairy! That’s the most fun box in the swap, I’m pretty sure.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#3 posted 05-01-2018 11:06 PM

Hah, amazing. Never seen a box like that.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#4 posted 05-02-2018 12:05 AM

Hairy, this was one of the unique ones in the swap. A plane box. Creative!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#5 posted 05-02-2018 12:17 AM

um no you forgot to put that into it LMAO :<))
SIZE 11.75 long 4 wide 7 high
inside 10.75 long 3 wide 1.75 deep
and yes you get this award

i just love this fine box :<)))))))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#6 posted 05-02-2018 12:52 AM

LOL, very nice thinking and design. Great job Hairy!

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#7 posted 05-02-2018 12:59 AM

Hairy, I see you found my folding money. Now, if you could send it to me…..... Oh and the box – yep it is certainly gets my vote for the most unique box. What a great idea and wonderfully executed.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#8 posted 05-02-2018 01:41 AM


-- Galootish log blog,

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#9 posted 05-02-2018 02:47 AM

Love it !

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#10 posted 05-02-2018 05:58 AM

Realy fun idea! I’ve got some old handtools -it could be wonderfull present for some woodworkers I know.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 05-02-2018 01:06 PM

Okay, thats sharpe!

-- Doug...

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#12 posted 05-02-2018 02:05 PM

Ya got my vote for most ingenuous, original, well done, thoughtful and all those other good descriptions. I would really like to make one. Glad to be in your group.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#13 posted 05-02-2018 06:02 PM

That is a great box and is very creative.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#14 posted 05-02-2018 06:15 PM

What a great idea. And beautifully made. Very well done Hairy!

-- Dave Smith - If our phones fall, we panic. If our friends fall, we laugh.

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#15 posted 05-02-2018 06:18 PM

I had to add this to my favorites! What a great idea!!! And the execution was outstanding…

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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