2 cases for 2 Craftman planes

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Project by bandit571 posted 12-14-2021 10:15 PM 765 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a pair of Sargent No. 79s, sold at Sears as Craftsman No.3720….one had all of it’s parts, the other was missing a few, but could still work as a shoulder plane. Didn’t want to just stash them in a cardboard box somewhere..

Bought some 1/2” x 6” x 36” Project Pine boards at Lowes….box for the “shoulder”plane was getting finger joints at the corners. The complete plane was getting through dovetails. 1/4” plywood was set into a rebate for the bottoms….a glued-up pine panel was set into a groove for the lids. Pine inserts were added to hold all the parts in place.

Labels are copies from the interwebbie….used coloured Sharpies to fill things in a bit…Witch’s Brew for the stain, and 2 coats of clear gloss poly…brass to protect the bottom corners.

11-1/4” long, by 7-1/4” by 2-1/2” tall. A build along BLOG was done. looks a little bit better than just a cardboard box?

Thanks for looking!

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

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#1 posted 12-14-2021 11:51 PM

Good looking Boxes, my only problem after I build a box an put the plane in it I forget about it:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 12-15-2021 12:43 AM

Better than a Festool systainer by a long shot. Nicely done.

-- Ron

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#3 posted 12-15-2021 01:12 AM

Nice job keeping them protected, Bandit!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#4 posted 12-15-2021 01:15 AM

Nicely done Bandit. And what a better way to store the planes. And a great job on the joints too.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#5 posted 12-15-2021 01:32 AM

Nice boxes bandit... those trims add that extra bit of class.

Better than a Festool systainer by a long shot. Nicely done.
- 987Ron

Don’t blaspheme, 987!... taking nothing from your boxes bandit.

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

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#6 posted 12-15-2021 01:54 AM

A fine set of boxes. Nice work on getting the vintage labelling.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#7 posted 12-15-2021 02:49 AM

Excellent work!!

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

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#8 posted 12-15-2021 08:57 AM

They definitely look a lot better than cardboard boxes ;-)

-- 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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#9 posted 12-15-2021 09:50 AM

Nice work Bandit.

-- Petey

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#10 posted 12-15-2021 05:40 PM

A nice way to store your planes. Good work!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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