Blade Box for Stanly 50 blades

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Project by RGtools posted 03-27-2011 06:35 PM 4145 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

He is the box for the Stanley 50 blades I had littering my benchtop. As someone who likes to build big things I really enjoyed having to switch gears. Fitting the magnetic catch was interesting work (done with the 3/16 blade from the kit as this was the only blade I had that was small enough). One piece of resawn poplar (love my bow saw) and a few hours of quality time and these blades have a home that will last a lifetime.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#1 posted 03-27-2011 07:00 PM

Real nice!
Is this for one of the tools that vibrate?
If so I have been wanting to get one.
I never seem to be at a store when they are giving demonstrations.

-- Chuck

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#2 posted 03-27-2011 08:11 PM

Very nice box, especially love the fact it was made with hand tools.

Charles, this is for the Stanley No. 50 blades—a tool very much different from what you had in mind. :)

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#3 posted 03-27-2011 08:14 PM

Ah, the sweet 50, one of my favorite planes. Very nice box for these cutters. You’ve got quite a few more than I do!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 03-27-2011 08:56 PM

looks fantastic, it is good to see it signed. Those blades are tempting to work

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#5 posted 03-27-2011 09:48 PM

Cool project. Can we please see the plane or even better the plane in use. Based on the variety of blades it’s obviously a multipurpose plane but I’m not familiar with it.
Thanks BTKS.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#6 posted 03-28-2011 04:02 AM

Very nice blade box – nice concept, too!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

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#7 posted 03-28-2011 04:09 AM

Well done. Now you need a matching box for the plane itself.

I’m interested in hearing more about the bow saw you used. Did you make it yourself or buy it?

-- When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for

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#8 posted 03-28-2011 03:16 PM

Thanks for all the comments. Charles, I believe you are refering to a Fein Multimaster which I must admit even as a galoot that is a very cool tool (but not my cup of tea).

BTKS, here is a link to the pictures of the tool when I got it. I will add the use of this plane to my video series hand tool tips and tricks once I have worked my way around any kinks. Right now I am just starting the process of making sure all the blades are sharp.

David. Right now space wise I am just going to set the 50 atop the blade box on my plane shelf, but I have lovingly oiled it. If I ever get around to making a shelf underneath my bench I may decide to make a box for the 50 as well. The bow saw was a 5 tpi 28 inch saw made by ECE, I have three saws from this company and they all perform flawlessly. I will say that switching from a bow saw to a panel saw and back is a bit of a hazard. You don’t consciously realize you are trying to line you hand up with the blade when you make rip cuts with a bow saw, you have to train yourself not to do this or you end up pulling to the right of you cut line. When you go back to the panel saw having fixed this error you have the same muscle memory issue but this time you pull left. I need to do a bow saw video too, I have received a lot f interest on the subject it seems.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#9 posted 03-28-2011 03:40 PM

^I’m glad you point out the muscle memory when switching saws. I definitely experience this!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#10 posted 04-16-2011 11:10 PM

Wonderful with a nice box for the irons.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#11 posted 04-29-2020 05:29 PM


Have you used the very smallest cutter? I’m trying to cut a rebate with it and the 50 won’t close/clamp it tight.



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