... both on my shop shelf and for
transport my woodworking demonstrations at National Park Service
cultural events. Most of the cases I have made hold a single
tool or an assortment of small related tools.
Yesterday I decided to containerize
two handmade English smoothers that I frequently use. Thoughts
of design have been in my head for months. Through careful
planning I was able to fit the two smoothers into a case only 10
inches by 10 inches.
This is a photo of the hand-dovetailed African
case for two English infill planes.
I thought some of you may want to
copy the diagonal partition that can simply be lifted out of the
case and reinserted with no fasteners or other hardware. When in
position, the diagonal partition is very strong and absolutely
cannot move laterally once it is in place due to the geometry of
the partition and angled blocks in diagonally opposing corners
of the case.
Two planes in their case with the diagonal
separating and securing them.
And, by the way, it matters not
which way you slide the partition into place as long as the top
is up. It fits the same both ways.
The diagonal partition can be readily lifted