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Project by LittleBlackDuck posted 04-18-2019 11:43 AM 840 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Boys and Girls,

It’s nearly as hard accepting being 70 as forgetting about my last 69. Looks like I’ve developed another growth ring and accompanying that was a selection of Veritas Router Plane blades,

I’ve had the plane.

for some months now (it was a Chrissy prezzie) but with the extra blades I wasn’t happy with them playing footsies with each other in the original cardboard box.

In the past, I used to make “fancy” tool boxes out of solid timber (primarily pine),

however, for this I thought a simple laser cut MDF box will suffice.

Off the laser, the top and sides fit together like a jigsaw and I attempted to see how many clamps the CA glue could hold,

the top laser engraved using the Pinewood font,

Using my dowel aligned laminating technique, for the base and the bit holders, the box rolled off the production line,

glued,

tested for fit,

tunged,

and wipe-on-polied with a brush,

Couldn’t resist keeping it plain and seeing how it was a plane which sees the ground green… DOH! I flocked it green,

Finally it was ready to get hidden in the LBD storage system,
closeup view,

distant view,

I can only surmise that for the odd few of you out there that don’t have a laser, don’t waste time reading this.
For those that have a laser, may I suggest you try making it out of solid timber.

OOPS! Nearly forgot, anyone not interested in the SketchUp model, please don’t download this.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD





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Dutchy

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#1 posted 04-18-2019 12:17 PM

Nice box for a old ladies tooth plane or horletoet. That is how this plane sometimes is called here. I leave it to your imagination. It would not suprice me that the word horletoet is a degeneration from horror tooth.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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LittleBlackDuck

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#2 posted 04-18-2019 12:33 PM


Nice box for a old ladies tooth plane or horletoet…
- Dutchy

Not a nice thing to call me Dutchy... I may be old but I’m no lady. I’ve recently had new dentures fitted… looks like I can call myself a ”two horletoet”.

At least the box keeps the parts together without clanging each other.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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pottz

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#3 posted 04-18-2019 01:29 PM

hey duckie ive got that same plane and am in need of a nice box like yours to keep it in so how about you save me time and get me one made,it will be my birthday next month so it would make a nice gift,and we all know your a big giver.not a fan of the mdf though,would a nice burled walnut with my monogram be asking too much?

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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tyvekboy

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#4 posted 04-18-2019 01:46 PM

I like the homes (boxes) you build for you friends (tools). The only suggestion would be to put labels (tool name) on all sides of the box as well as on the top so that when theyʻre in the pile the box can be identified no matter which way itʻs turned or if itʻs on the top or buried somewhere in-between.

Iʻm guessing the tools that are in boxes are not ones you use very ofter. I have my big Home DIY tools that are seldom used in their original cases and in a closet somewhere.

I have one of those old ladies tooth plane but I chose to put it in my tool cabinet with itʻs relatives so that I know that I have it. There was space to put it with my other planes but if there wasnʻt, Iʻd probably make a box like you did. Canʻt remember the last time I used it.

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

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 04-18-2019 05:34 PM

Sweet

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Andre

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#6 posted 04-18-2019 07:07 PM

MDF!!! LASER????? Looks cool but “wood” Project? :)
My Veritas got the Oak box and the Stanley still reside in the original box?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#7 posted 04-18-2019 07:57 PM


..... ive got that same plane and am in need of a nice box like yours to keep it in so how about you save me time and get me one made,it will be my birthday next month…..
- pottz

Happy month next birthday pottzie, how many growth rings do you profess to… and I don’t mean Michelin tyres.

Not a FOC problem making one (no, not swearing… Free Of Charge), however, it would be a flat pack with you doing the heavy gluing… and the last time I posted a flat pack to USA it cost around $60… which is an additional overhead my vino budget cannot afford (postage would be on you)... bleeding plane must have been flying uphill to consume that amount of fuel.
Appreciate not being a fan of MDF… I’m not either, however, ply is scarcer than duck’s teeth (and as mentioned to Dutchy above (no not the one up in the sky… the paragraph), I have 2 left… actually 1 left and 1 right but who’s counting… this is substantiated by my comment below (that i haven’t made yet so I don’t know what it contains)... so I stick to MDF as I tried to avoid my normal pine boxes (as one gets older/aged, one does not embrace that pine box)...

As for the monogram would you like it engraved or inlaid?


..... put labels (tool name) on all sides of the box as well as on the top so that when theyʻre in the pile the box can be identified…..
- tyvekboy
t’v’b’, Each box has a different shape (or feature) so I know from the box what it contains (some sort of tool I guess)... and unlabeled will confuse the crap out of potential burglars… I’m hoping they won’t have time to window shop.
Have had my eye on your storage box for quite some time now, however, ply is at a premium out here (in Churchill where I’m on the lam)... for some reason I refuse to spend my shekels on warped, overpriced, inferior ply and they won’t let me carry 5 sheets of 2400mm x 1200mm on the train… taxi drivers look at me stupid too.

MDF!!! LASER????? Looks cool but “wood” Project? :)
- Andre

Fair call Big A... But would you have read it if it was a blog?

Anyway it can be used as a design suggestion rather than touting the material and “machinery” used…. I hate it when people tell me what chisel to use to hammer in a nail.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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robscastle

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#8 posted 04-18-2019 09:13 PM

Speaking of shipping flat packs I have as you possible know heaps of plywood, of which most i have donated to the local school.
However I still have a considerable amount left of which could find its way to Churchill if your intreested.

Its internal Ply of varying sheet profiles all Top brand Symonds Plywwod (this guy along with Utzon did the plyywood panelling in the Sydney Opera House.

Here is a shot of the last remaining stock.

Now the authentication/verification stamp, (you dont get these from Bunnings)

What it means Polly Ply = the finished side printed image.
LC lumber core, no knots or equalivent to AA grade.

Wait there is more:-
A sample of Veneer finish grades.

Now the authentication/verification stamp.

What various Markings mean:-

Internal = Internal Use
LC = Lumber core
S1S = Sanded one Side
217 = Ralph Symonds Mill which was at the now Sydney Olympic Park Site.

If its of interest let me know and I can cut it to your custom size currently most are about 3’ x4’ x 3/16”due to their age being pre metric.

I just know how you love reading so some history

http://www.tropikkal.com/timber/depression.htm

-- Regards Rob

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robscastle

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#9 posted 04-18-2019 09:14 PM

An exceptional Project LBD, hence me getting carried away with the above prattle.

-- Regards Rob

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pottz

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#10 posted 04-18-2019 09:51 PM

Happy month next birthday pottzie, how many growth rings do you profess to… and I don t mean Michelin tyres.

Not a FOC problem making one (no, not swearing… Free Of Charge), however, it would be a flat pack with you doing the heavy gluing… and the last time I posted a flat pack to USA it cost around $60… which is an additional overhead my vino budget cannot afford (postage would be on you)... bleeding plane must have been flying uphill to consume that amount of fuel.
Appreciate not being a fan of MDF… I m not either, however, ply is scarcer than duck s teeth (and as mentioned to Dutchy above (no not the one up in the sky… the paragraph), I have 2 left… actually 1 left and 1 right but who s counting… this is substantiated by my comment below (that i haven t made yet so I don t know what it contains)... so I stick to MDF as I tried to avoid my normal pine boxes (as one gets older/aged, one does not embrace that pine box)...

As for the monogram would you like it engraved or inlaid?

..

- LittleBlackDuck

that would be 59 big rings duckie end of another decade and hopefully counting.very kind offer on the box buddy but i think with your inspiration i can come up with something on my own.
i think you need to hit rc up on some of that fancy plywood he professes to have.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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crowie

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#11 posted 04-18-2019 10:21 PM

Ducky, I’d have not thought of you as a hand tool sort of bloke.
Nice boxes for some beautiful tools!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Dave Polaschek

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#12 posted 04-18-2019 11:32 PM

Flocking MDF. Well!

It’s a nice box, though. Should do the job.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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LittleBlackDuck

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#13 posted 04-19-2019 12:36 AM


... most are about 3’ x4’ x 3/16”due to their age being pre metric….
- robscastle

Thanks for the offer rc, and will need to investigate my upcoming budget for costs. I’ve been inundated with unforeseen expenses that have left even my vino budget depleted. Might take me some time to recover.

I have a swag of 1mm veneers that I’m safekeeping for a buddy… I have permission to use as much as I like but not to distribute…

so it’s the 3/16” “plain” ply that has caught my fancy… only because it is laserable and won’t be marred too much by the heat. However, not looking at horse dentures, unless they are relatively flat, just mere mm warping in the middle will toss the laser’s focal length into a tizz not conducive to seperation.

You might have a better idea of weight and thereby shipment cost to Churchill (and any other costs).
Sorry but I can’t work with metric so could you please cut them into 914.4mm x 1219.2mm x 4.7635mm dimensions before further sub-division.

With the 4.7635mm lengths (though I think 1219.2mm is far too thick), I could probably use it for laser cutting and that has a bed of 300mm x 600mm… though I stockpile sheet goods cut into 300×400 or 300×450 to minimise wastage.


.... i can come up with something on my own…..
- pottz

I’m sure you can pottzy and most probably make another one of your inspirational creation… however, for a 59yo with your expertise, this may be just a pissant project…. this the offer was made only cause you jokingly asked… and if you asked seriously the offer is recinded.


..... not thought of you as a hand tool sort of bloke…..
- crowie
crowie, I often describe myself in a tool shop similar to a woman in a shoe shop… but just remember, with every elegant pair of pumps one needs some well fitting gloves.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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therealSteveN

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#14 posted 04-19-2019 02:32 AM

Nice storage box LBD. I agree the way they come shipped those individual cutters take a beating in that mix master environment. Hope the MDF holds up, otherwise that is a lifetime box, with reasonable care.

-- Think safe, be safe

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pottz

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#15 posted 04-19-2019 01:43 PM

I’m sure you can pottzy and most probably make another one of your inspirational creation… however, for a 59yo with your expertise, this may be just a pissant project…. this the offer was made only cause you jokingly asked… and if you asked seriously the offer is recinded.
-LBD

dang duckie i thought you really cared,im crushed….a broken man…..............gotta go now!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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