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Combination plane cutter boxes - A long road for a short.cut

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Project by bluekingfisher posted 01-24-2019 06:22 PM 1532 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I would not have under normal circumstances post such a small project as this on  the hallowed pages of LumberJocks. However, as a reminder of pain anguish and poor planning, i record as penance, this expected two hour project which became almost 3 days

 I have a load of additional combination plane cutters, which for years have been in need of secure storage. So, I thought it time to make a box or two for them

I made more mistakes, cutting errors and poor judgements than could be expected on a large scale project. My bad fortune even extended to my supplies, which either had solidified in the bottle; expired,  broke or failed. I even threw it in the trash bin twice lol. Yes I can laugh now, but wow! What a job.

Anyway, it’s done now. I have two cutter boxes, made from scraps of 5 mm ply and based on the Veritas cutter boxes. A central divider permits storage for two rows of cutters. A small “window” was also cut for the depth stops in the sash cutters to protrude. At 10 1/8” x 4 3/8” they mimick the Stanley 55 cutter boxes i have stored with the 55 plane. Btw – Veritas state the Stanley 55 cutter fits their large combo plane. They do not, unless about 1/16” is ground off the back edge of the cutter. However, the cutters from the Record 405 plane are a perfect fit.

I am sure others have horror stories from the shop to tell? I just hope my bad luck is all used up on this small project, although it is said, we are the makers of our own luck. 

Thanks for reading

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan





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WayneC

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#1 posted 01-24-2019 06:32 PM

The boxes look great. Glad you overcame.

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

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#2 posted 01-24-2019 08:24 PM

No project ever too small, had t click on this to see what you where talking about or what it was, glad I did.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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EarlS

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#3 posted 01-24-2019 08:38 PM

Looks like those will be functional boxes for many years to cme.

Your project explanation sounds like a typical project in my shop. Somehow, even with the mistakes, things always manage to turn out well.

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

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theoldfart

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#4 posted 01-24-2019 09:09 PM

Hey, you persevered in spite of overwhelming adversity as the gods conspired against you. Good-looking work. I on the other hand took the sleazy route; I bought a tag sale art box!

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

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Richard

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#5 posted 01-24-2019 11:53 PM

Very Nice & Well Done!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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tyvekboy

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#6 posted 01-25-2019 03:21 AM

No project too small to post.

Nice job designing a home for those cutters.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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bluekingfisher

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#7 posted 01-25-2019 10:44 AM



The boxes look great. Glad you overcame.

- WayneC


Thanks Wayne, much appreciated

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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bluekingfisher

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#8 posted 01-25-2019 10:45 AM



No project ever too small, had t click on this to see what you where talking about or what it was, glad I did.

- bushmaster


Hi Brian, I a man pleased you did too. Thanks for the comment.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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bluekingfisher

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#9 posted 01-25-2019 10:46 AM



Looks like those will be functional boxes for many years to cme.

Your project explanation sounds like a typical project in my shop. Somehow, even with the mistakes, things always manage to turn out well.

- EarlS


Thanks Earl, I suppose I should heed my own advice…...as per my own moniker!

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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bluekingfisher

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#10 posted 01-25-2019 10:47 AM



Hey, you persevered in spite of overwhelming adversity as the gods conspired against you. Good-looking work. I on the other hand took the sleazy route; I bought a tag sale art box!

- theoldfart


Perhaps I should have followed your route had I known what was ahead, Kevin.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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bluekingfisher

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#11 posted 01-25-2019 10:48 AM



Very Nice & Well Done!

- Magnum


Thanks, Magnum. I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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bluekingfisher

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#12 posted 01-25-2019 10:49 AM



No project too small to post.

Nice job designing a home for those cutters.

- tyvekboy


Thanks Alex for taking time out to comment. I hope you are all well.
David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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redtail

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#13 posted 01-25-2019 11:40 AM

I have had this project in the back of my head for a while. Hopefully your post will get me to finally do it. Thanks.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#14 posted 01-25-2019 08:59 PM

Congrats on the top 3 David. Boxes look great.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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bluekingfisher

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#15 posted 02-01-2019 10:12 AM



I have had this project in the back of my head for a while. Hopefully your post will get me to finally do it. Thanks.

- redtail


I hope you do, Redtail. I had been meaning to make them for a while too. Glad I did, I know where they are and should see out my life time now too.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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