I received an amazing gift today

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  • #134321
    Joe Kaiser
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    This is the first Lie-Nielsen tool I have used, and honestly I am quite surprised by how nice it is. What a wonderful gift to receive!

    Seattle, WA

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    lowpolyjoe
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    That’s a beauty! Congrats

    #134326
    Derek Long
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    Enjoy!

    Derek Long
    Denver, Colorado

    #134328
    Matt McGrane
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    Well, that is a sweet looking little gift. You’re going to love using that cordless router! Dadoes – you have met your match.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #134330
    Joe Kaiser
    Participant

    This was the first tool I have ever gotten new. It was a nice treat not having to spend a good hour tuning it up. A guy could get used to that!

    Who am.I kidding. I’m too cheap 🙂

    Seattle, WA

    #134335
    Jim Allen
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    Hi Joe,
    You will love that router plane. I tried to get one from Ebay for several years but one day decided to just buy one new. I had made one that worked okay but I thought the commercial made item would be better. Now you need to make a box to store it in. Here is an example.
    –Jim

    Jim from the mythical State of Jefferson – Oregon side

    • This reply was modified 6 years, 10 months ago by Jim Allen.
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    Ed
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    Jim- You inlaid a magnet as a catch for your lid. What did you use for the metal plate on the lid side and how did you attach it?

    #134384
    Jim Allen
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    Ed,
    I used a rare earth magnet for both the lid and box. The trick is to be sure they are oriented correctly so that they attract and don’t oppose each other. I used epoxy to hold the magnets in place. The epoxy needs to dry before sliding the lid into place or one of the magnets will be pulled out. The double magnet will hold a lot better than one magnet and a piece of metal. –Jim

    Jim from the mythical State of Jefferson – Oregon side

    #134391
    Ed
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    Thanks, Jim. I’m right in the middle of doing this for a hinged box now and saw your posting. In my case, the lid is too thin to inlay a magnet, so I inlaid a magnet in the box rim and inlaid a metal rectangle, cut from some scrap, into the lid. I think what you did will work better and look cleaner, but my lid just isn’t thick enough.

    Out of curiosity, did you do your finishing and then glue in the magnets or did you glue them in, tape them off, and apply stain and finish?

    #134405
    Jim Allen
    Participant

    Hey Ed, I did this a couple of years ago so I’m a bit hazy on the way it progressed. I think that the finish came first. My wife is the finisher most of the time but I can’t remember if I did it or not. After I finished the box I wished that I had done a better job. I used a fir 2×6 re-sawed for the wood and it was very brittle and difficult to work with. I didn’t like the way it was coming out so I didn’t take the usual care with it. It does the job though. If you have a strong magnet I think that the steel plate will do okay. I’ve done that before and it was okay.

    Jim from the mythical State of Jefferson – Oregon side

    #134416
    MTaylor
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    This is the box I made for my large and small router plane. I travel a lot and like to bring my tools with me. The white stuff is foam packing material I have a couple other pieces that I use to keep things from rattling around.

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    Jim Allen
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    M, I like that router box. It looks like it keeps everything close at hand.

    Jim from the mythical State of Jefferson – Oregon side

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