Box for a router plane

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Project by bandit571 posted 01-29-2020 03:58 AM 1100 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from quarter sawn Ash, dovetailed corners, dust seal around the lid. Made to house a Stanley No. 71-1/2 Router plane. Added labels to let me know what is in the box. Raised panel in the lid.

Nice weekend project. Stain is called Gunstock. So far, just one coat of amber shellac. labels were downloaded from the internet. Bright brass hardware.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 01-29-2020 05:45 AM

Darn, now I got to get my #45 box done! Nice job, a piece of History now has a good home.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 01-29-2020 06:00 AM

I like it! The brass corners and the labels were a very nice touch. I really like the gunstock stain. Been curious what it looked like on a project. Going to have to pick up some ash and stain to make a box for my #71.

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#3 posted 01-29-2020 09:06 AM

Nice buddy as usual.

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#4 posted 01-29-2020 09:25 AM

Nice job bandit, that hardware accentuates the plane…

but you gotta get your act together… only 2 blades???

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

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#5 posted 01-29-2020 12:34 PM

Good idea and great work!

-- Tom

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#6 posted 01-29-2020 02:48 PM

Nice looking home for the router plane. I gotta make one of these.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#7 posted 01-29-2020 03:24 PM

Probably gonna last longer than the yellow cardboard. The labels are a nice touch.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#8 posted 01-29-2020 04:34 PM

Another beauty! :-)

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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#9 posted 01-29-2020 06:46 PM

When you posted a photo of the lid panel on the Stumpynubs blog I noticed the similarity to how I shape the backside of some of my recent relief carvings. This is to reduce the visual “heaviness” on the wall.

-- Phil Allin - There are woodworkers and people who collect woodworking tools. The woodworkers have a chair to sit on that they made.

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#10 posted 01-29-2020 10:16 PM

Nice home for the router.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#11 posted 01-30-2020 02:45 AM

Old school craftsmnship. Love it!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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