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Project by DMiller posted 11-23-2018 11:37 PM 2124 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently a good friend introduced me to the world of hand planes and kindly gifted me with four of his. I figured that good hand planes needed a good home; a safe place from the surrounding world. I had a fun time building this box, and, yes, the planes were used in its construction. I plan to use the extra space in the box for plane supplies. The box holds a #5, #3, #95, and low angle block, and has compartments for extra blades. Made from flame maple with Redwood burl inlaid maple leaf. Thanks for viewing!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."





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ksSlim

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#1 posted 11-24-2018 12:40 AM

Very nice! Angles of the dividers may have been fun.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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Firewood

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#2 posted 11-24-2018 12:51 AM

A great box for a great dift. Nice work, Dale. Very compact. Nice touch with the inlay.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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DMiller

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#3 posted 11-24-2018 02:46 AM

Thanks guys! ksSlim, ya, the angle´s were a little fun; I eyeballed the angle and cut them on my scroll saw; the project took around four afternoons after school. Thanks for the encouragement, Mike!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#4 posted 11-24-2018 10:15 AM

Nice! My next project up is going to be a plane till, and you’ve got me thinking about how to fit the planes together…

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#5 posted 11-24-2018 12:00 PM

Good idea!

-- Petey

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#6 posted 11-24-2018 12:33 PM

Nicely done Dale and a great way for your friend to know how appreciated this generous gift was.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 11-24-2018 01:15 PM

lovely work. I hope you enjoy using those hand planes for many years .

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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DMiller

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#8 posted 11-24-2018 04:06 PM

Thanks guys for the comments! I really appreciate the encouragement!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#9 posted 11-24-2018 06:02 PM

Very nice.

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#10 posted 11-25-2018 12:05 AM

Very nice, it always good to have a nice box.

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#11 posted 11-25-2018 12:18 AM

That’s awesome Dale! Great idea, I like how they all nest together!

-- Pete

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#12 posted 11-25-2018 01:43 PM

Those planes will thank you for giving them such a nice place to live. Love the inlay.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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DMiller

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#13 posted 11-26-2018 04:33 AM

Thanks guys!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#14 posted 11-26-2018 02:55 PM

Really strong work Dale! Great use of space and layout. Now, you’re just getting started with hand planes, right? So… you’ll need about a dozen more of these ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#15 posted 11-26-2018 04:45 PM

Nice build.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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