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I can't be the only member who has come across such a good deal on a tool that it couldn't be passed by. Such is the story with my 6 3/4" Makita planer. It was a much-needed purchase for a project I was proud to be part of but at its completion it was surplused. The price was just shipping it across the country. I have only used it twice since I've had it and shipwright friends have borrowed it half a dozen times, but for the most part it has sat on a top shelf and sank into the sawdust. The design and construction of a previous box for my hand planes was followed for this box as well. 24"X12"X11 1/8" walnut with hard maple accoutrements. Japanese inspired with a tapered key in the lid. Sanded and waxed then buffed bright. Much better than sitting on a shelf covered with a rag.

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Luck Joe, can't beat a deal like that and Mikita is good brand. It now has a goof storage place< well done Joe.
 

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Boxes to hide the tools in is always good. Nice. Just remember where you put it.
 

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That's what I'm talkin' about!

I was given a Makita beam saw. Good when you need it (rarely), but it's huge.
 

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I like the color combo and it's a matching box (with the one you just build)! so cool!
 

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Great work on the box.
 

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Nice home for your tool, Joe! Looks from the last photo like you could make a couple more, too.
 
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