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Project by DevinT posted 03-25-2021 10:47 PM 600 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Coin bank. The inside is hollow and there is a slot at the top for coins.

-- Devin, SF, CA





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#1 posted 03-25-2021 11:18 PM

Cute!

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#2 posted 03-26-2021 02:26 PM

DevinT, Welcome to LumberJocks! Some great projects and this one just looks like a fun one.
Look forward to seeing more.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#3 posted 03-29-2021 06:51 AM

Good looking fun project. Good job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#4 posted 03-30-2021 08:12 PM

Thanks Mel, Mark, and Chris

-- Devin, SF, CA

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#5 posted 04-20-2021 12:13 AM

That’s a great little bank, to get the grandkids on the right track of saving. I might have to copy this for mine.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#6 posted 04-20-2021 12:23 AM

Thanks Eric. It was super easy to make. Band saw, router and a drill press.

-- Devin, SF, CA

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#7 posted 04-20-2021 12:30 AM

This might be off topic here. With the plexiglass work you have done and the wooden threaded inserts and a plane swap going on. I wonder if yours will have clear sides to view the blade. Just saying.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#8 posted 04-20-2021 12:40 AM

Believe it or not, without giving away too much, there is actually going to be a material in my plane that has never been used in any plane before. I think it is going to give the plane a feel that is very unique in the hand. To embellish that feeling, I had to give the plane a unique construction that will allow the toe to accurately telegraph the surface heading into the blade just before it enters the cut. If I have done my homework and calculations correctly, it ought to produce an unparalleled experience in hand planing.

Or it will just look pretty and add nothing to the feel. We just won’t know until it is put together. In the plane swap thread, I alluded to a piece of the plane coming from a small town in Indonesia, which happens to be the only place in the World that makes this piece. Made from a unique material never used on hand planes before.

This ought to be super exciting.

Yeah, I thought about using plexiglass. But when I had an opportunity to use what I described above, I couldn’t miss the chance. I actually have designed a whole series of hand planes around it.

Of course, you can’t just slap gold on a hand plane (no, it’s not gold, by the way) and call it unique. So I have also been meticulously designing where your hands go and working on making it super comfortable.

Of course, now we’ve gone way off topic, LoL, but bringing it back to plexiglass …

When I get bored with this new material that I am revealing in the plane swap, I’ll come back to the idea of a clear plane (because the idea intrigues me and I am absolutely positive that it can be done).

-- Devin, SF, CA

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#9 posted 04-20-2021 12:50 AM

I saw a few of them while scrolling through Pinterest. Yes I go there, lots of great project ideas, and I have many boards saved.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#10 posted 04-20-2021 12:56 AM

Wait, you’ve seen clear hand planes?

-- Devin, SF, CA

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#11 posted 04-20-2021 01:01 AM

Yep. As for being functional, not sure.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#12 posted 04-20-2021 01:11 AM

If the sole is acrylic, it will get scratched up very fast. The only way I thought of doing it would be out of a solid block of cast acrylic with minimal extrusion and lots of chemical welds. But then the bottom is still going to get scratched all up, and fast. There’s a reason that companies like Ryobi don’t use acrylic/plexiglass for the sub-base on their routers, but instead use clear PVC which scratches less easily and has a lot more forgiveness if dropped (it will deform instead of crack, in my experience).

I have resurfaced the PVC sub-base on my compact router to a crystal clear surface, but it takes a lot of time and energy and I can never truly trust that it is flat ever again. So, I think if you’re going to do “clear” for a hand plane, the best bet is to use tempered glass for the sole.

-- Devin, SF, CA

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#13 posted 04-20-2021 01:17 AM

The one I saw had clear sides, and wood blocks between. it was a small version, like the cheap ones on an Xacto set years ago. If the blocks were set right and a solid sole, I think it would be very possible.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#14 posted 04-20-2021 01:28 AM

Well, using plexi on the sides would present the same problem were you to try and shoot with it.

-- Devin, SF, CA

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#15 posted 04-20-2021 01:32 AM

That is true, and if you use a tube with screws the heads would have to be countersunk. It’s a special type of bolt, but can’t think of the name.

-- Eric, building the dream

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