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Offline Mario Turcot

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Veritas Router Plane Box
« on: May 08, 2020, 05:56 PM »
Do you own a Veritas router plane? I just received a flyer from L.V. with an offer for the router plane owners.

Untill May 30 $10 off on the Veritas Router Plane


The box include am acrylic lid.
Mario

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Offline ChuckM

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Re: Veritas Router Plane Box
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2020, 06:48 PM »
At that kind of price, it's even cheaper than making a similar one from scrap ply yourself!  [wink]

Offline KelleyCrafts

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Re: Veritas Router Plane Box
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2020, 07:01 PM »
Almost embarrassed to say it but I ordered one. I really like their shop apron due to the no saw dust in the pockets design and had that in my cart already so figured might as well add that for $31 US and they still have free shipping. It's nice enough and I have all the attachments and it fits everything. Plus saves me some time I suppose. Probably my cheapest LeeValley order ever.

Makes me feel like a lazy woodworker.

Offline ChuckM

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Re: Veritas Router Plane Box
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2020, 07:13 PM »
Snip.
Plus saves me some time I suppose.
Based on my rough estimate, it'd take half a day to a day (stock preparation, sawing, dadoing, grooving, routing and boring) to make one.

Offline KelleyCrafts

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Re: Veritas Router Plane Box
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2020, 07:15 PM »
Agreed Chuck. I'm also much more of a hand tool person. I use some power tools depending on the project but I love hand tools.

Get's me thinking, I could use one for my Stanley 45 and all it's cutters.....

Offline Mark Katz

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Re: Veritas Router Plane Box
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2020, 07:19 PM »
I'm going to order one too. Currently I have my router plane and assortment of blades stuffed into a Mini-Systainer 3 (and I do mean stuffed)0. Heck, I might have to order the two smaller router planes just to fill in the box!

I had been planning to eventually build a hanging tool cabinet for all my hand tools. I could just carve out a space for this box in that.

Offline ChuckM

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Re: Veritas Router Plane Box
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2020, 07:26 PM »

Snip.

 Heck, I might have to order the two smaller router planes just to fill in the box!


A friendly suggestion for a quick fix: Add some rare earth magnets (1/2" dia.?) to your order too. Drill some blind holes (say, two per plane) on the floor, glue the magnets in place, and use them to keep the smaller router planes from sliding. Of course, you can rout recesses for them instead.
« Last Edit: May 08, 2020, 07:32 PM by ChuckM »

Offline derekcohen

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Re: Veritas Router Plane Box
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2020, 08:32 PM »
I like the box - excellent design - and I’d use one, but then what would I do with this .....?







Regards from Perth

Derek

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Veritas Router Plane Box
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2020, 08:43 PM »
Hey Derek, let's make a trade.  [wink]
Mario

Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: Veritas Router Plane Box
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2020, 11:08 PM »
Thanks for the heads-up, Mario, and for the custom version Derek.  I have mine in a Really Useful Box that is not a very good fit, and the blades have to go in a second, smaller box that is actually a great fit.  Now that I've seen the possibilities, I'll have to do something that gives me a better solution for the plane, and maybe a better solution for the blades as well.


For those of you who have the box, how hard would it be to add a second blade/accessories holder on the other side of the box?  Seems like it should be easy enough.  Any reason not to glue the box together?


Also, seems like it would be easy enough to add a fitted floor for the other planes if you wanted to store them in the box as well.  Maybe half of the unused side for a plane (I only have two in the set, not all three) and the other half for more blades.

« Last Edit: May 08, 2020, 11:13 PM by HarveyWildes »

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Veritas Router Plane Box
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2020, 10:15 AM »
@HarveyWildes I have the large and medium also. Adding another strip for blades would be for the medium plane? If so the blades are shorter and I would make a removable rack that would fit where the small plane sit on the picture.  [smile] I would also opt for @ChuckM suggestion to put magnets to hold it in the box  [wink]

To glue or not to glue. I will definitively glue it as soon as I am satisfied with the fit.
« Last Edit: May 09, 2020, 04:57 PM by Mario Turcot »
Mario

Offline Rob Lee

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Re: Veritas Router Plane Box
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2020, 03:30 PM »
Thanks for the heads-up, Mario, and for the custom version Derek.  I have mine in a Really Useful Box that is not a very good fit, and the blades have to go in a second, smaller box that is actually a great fit.  Now that I've seen the possibilities, I'll have to do something that gives me a better solution for the plane, and maybe a better solution for the blades as well.


For those of you who have the box, how hard would it be to add a second blade/accessories holder on the other side of the box?  Seems like it should be easy enough.  Any reason not to glue the box together?


Also, seems like it would be easy enough to add a fitted floor for the other planes if you wanted to store them in the box as well.  Maybe half of the unused side for a plane (I only have two in the set, not all three) and the other half for more blades.

Hi Harvey -

No reason not to glue it....I can't see why anyone would want to break it down after assembly.

There should be lots of room to add another blade holder. Something as simple as a scrap of 1" x 2" with holes drilled in it can be easily glued to the side of the box. We designed it to hold full size router plane as well as the medium router plane, and blade roll....

Next up will be a similar box for the small plow plane .... with lots of blade storage too. The bottom plate reverses to accommodate the LH version...

Cheers -

Rob
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Offline ChuckM

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Re: Veritas Router Plane Box
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2020, 06:08 PM »

Snip.
Next up will be a similar box for the small plow plane .... with lots of blade storage too. The bottom plate reverses to accommodate the LH version...

Cheers -

Rob
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I'm not a fan of any roll...I keep my plow blades and combination plane blades in this: https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools/hand-tools/planes/maintenance-and-accessories/100869-blade-box-for-veritas-combination-plane-or-small-plow-plane

The combo plane is kept in a bespoke box; the plow on a shelf. I can certainly use a box for the plow and its blades! [big grin]

As for the plow box (after it's released), I'll use this reversible glue (just in case): https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools/supplies/adhesives/glue/69158-old-brown-glue
 

« Last Edit: May 09, 2020, 06:24 PM by ChuckM »

Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: Veritas Router Plane Box
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2020, 11:30 PM »

Hi Harvey -

No reason not to glue it....I can't see why anyone would want to break it down after assembly.

There should be lots of room to add another blade holder. Something as simple as a scrap of 1" x 2" with holes drilled in it can be easily glued to the side of the box. We designed it to hold full size router plane as well as the medium router plane, and blade roll....

...


Thanks for the response Rob - sounds good to me.

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Veritas Router Plane Box
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2020, 08:36 PM »
I order the box on May 8. L.V. store is at 25 minutes drive and because there was a restriction and I couldn't cross any bridge to get to the store, I order online. May 18 and the package is in limbo.

This is why I like UPS, shipping history start from bottom

I know it has to do partially because the current situation but come on. I am at 25 minutes drive, they sent it to Lachine QC, which is a 2hrs drive. Process to Ottawa, 3 minutes from me. Finally sent it back to Lachine QC with no delivery date. This happen only with UPS. Last year UPS made me pay a $67 duty+taxes in advance. Soon as they get the payment, they sent it back to the sender because there was a missing packing slip  [eek]

/rent off
« Last Edit: May 18, 2020, 08:40 PM by Mario Turcot »
Mario