Veritas Combo Plane Box -- Hand-cut Mitred Dovetail Joinery

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Project by ChuckM posted 10-07-2018 04:22 PM 2247 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built a decent box to keep my Veritas plane:,230,41182,75620

Body – Hard maple
Lid – Plywood core/maple banding (to address wood movement concerns), & sapele handle

Joinery – Mitred dovetails and decorative spacing

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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#1 posted 10-07-2018 05:10 PM

Impressive box. My hand tools should have it so good. Mine all live in a sock. Not one sock mind you, each tool has it’s own sock.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#2 posted 10-07-2018 07:59 PM

Really great box and skills

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#3 posted 10-07-2018 08:42 PM

Great case, and I like seeing the mitre jack.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#4 posted 10-07-2018 09:38 PM

I’m always impressed by you hand tool guys and the quality and beauty of the projects. This is no exception. Great looking box for an impressive hand tool that I would have no idea how to use.

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

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#5 posted 10-07-2018 11:55 PM

Nice box.

One day I hope to build such a nice box for mine… but as of now it will have to remain in the box in Lee Valley’s warehouse until I can afford to send it home.

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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#6 posted 10-08-2018 10:18 AM

Nicely done. I’ve been happy with the factory box, but I got that as a freebie for pre-ordering, and it’s definitely not as sharp-looking as yours.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#7 posted 10-08-2018 01:29 PM

That’s a purdy one.

Nice tight joinery.

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#8 posted 10-08-2018 03:32 PM

Fabulous work with hand tools. Great job.

Looks like a nice miter jack. I guess you made that too?

-- Tom

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#9 posted 10-08-2018 05:26 PM

Appreciate all your positive feedback.

Tom: The miter jack is featured in this post:

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