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Stanley 71 Router Plane Box from Pine & Meranti

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Project by Gerald Etto posted 11-15-2020 04:39 AM 1411 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box last year after I got my Stanley 71 router plane from ebay and restored it a little. I was just getting into box making at this time, but I did spend a lot of time on this box to get everything right. I actually made a box for the router plane before this but screwed up the measurements and it ended up being a tad bit too small to fit everything.

I made quite a few mistakes with this one, but covered them up. Let’s just say that the meranti inlay for the lid was never in the plan, but there were some pretty horrible tearout there that I wanted to hide.

If I do this box again, I will make it a bit thinner and probably not use pine at all. Pine, in my kind of humidity, seems to be permanently unstable, and every now and then I will have to sand it smooth again.

-- Weekend Woodworker @ https://ettowoodworking.com





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MrWolfe

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#1 posted 11-15-2020 04:50 AM

Cool box and great way to design on the fly (to cover mistakes).
I like it and the fact that it is for a Stanley router makes it even better.
Boxes for tools are very cool.
Great job and thanks for sharing.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#2 posted 11-15-2020 04:56 AM

Beautiful, oops and all. Remember, 98% of the people cannot nail two boards together… :)

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

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Gerald Etto

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#3 posted 11-15-2020 03:57 PM



Beautiful, oops and all. Remember, 98% of the people cannot nail two boards together… :)

- woodbutcherbynight

Yes 2 years ago I was that person :)

-- Weekend Woodworker @ https://ettowoodworking.com

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SubVette

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#4 posted 11-15-2020 06:32 PM

Nice box, i made one too. I was practing hand cutting dove tails. so I know what you mean when you find ways to cover up little mistakes. I think that it kind of the norm rather than the exception . Every once in awhile everything goes right and then that become the build I measure everything from, but unfortunately I am not at a point where they all come out perfect. I imaging Paul Sellers and the like can do it, but that is there full time job. Anyway nice job .

-- John in Florida

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swirt

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#5 posted 11-16-2020 01:25 PM

NIcely made. Thanks for calling out your mistakes as it is good for all of us remember they happen, but call them out as successful handling of the mistakes.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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sansoo22

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#6 posted 11-16-2020 04:02 PM

Nice work. I really like how you did the holders for the fence and irons.

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Gerald Etto

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#7 posted 11-17-2020 09:42 AM



Nice box, i made one too. I was practing hand cutting dove tails. so I know what you mean when you find ways to cover up little mistakes. I think that it kind of the norm rather than the exception . Every once in awhile everything goes right and then that become the build I measure everything from, but unfortunately I am not at a point where they all come out perfect. I imaging Paul Sellers and the like can do it, but that is there full time job. Anyway nice job .

- SubVette

Thank you very much!

-- Weekend Woodworker @ https://ettowoodworking.com

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BurlyBob

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#8 posted 11-20-2020 02:34 AM

That’s something I want to build for my 71. I really like that latch you used.

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