If you own a Stanley 55 and all its parts, you have probably
been frustrated on the best way to store it so you don't have to
put it together each time you use it.
Someone, probably a finish carpenter, many years ago arrived at
a solution to the problem and built a box to efficiently store
his 55 with all its parts and cutters.
He even stored the instructions on how to set it up and use it
behind some screen molding in the lid. I am posting this for all
of you to see and decide if you would like to make a similar
The case has a leather carrying handle so it can be easily
transported or stored away from dust and moisture on a shelf in
This original box and its contents were donated to The Heritage
Shop at Ozark National Scenic Riverways, National Park Service
where I teach volunteers traditional woodworking.
It once belonged to Bruce Debo of Devils Elbow, Missouri and
donated by his heirs.
James E. Price
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