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Blog entry by Joe Lyddon posted 12-25-2013 09:50 PM 2624 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Plane Storage on slanting board



Plane Storage on slanting board

I got to thinking about my planes scattered all over the shop… on shelves, in drawers, & here & there.

I could consolidate their storage, get them all together, and make more overall storage space for other things!

So, I grabbed some scraps and started out Mapping Out where the various planes would fit on the board.

I screwed 1/4” ply 1/2” strips for separators, drew more lines, added more strips, etc. until done.

I marked where little rare-earth magnets would go… drilled partial holes… and glued Weldbond the magnets into place.

Mounted the Door Hinges to the top… ... tilted it until it looked good, to keep planes on it good.

Installed bottom Stop to keep it at the desired tilt.

Used a French Cleat on the end of steel Shelving to hang the unit!

Works really good! It\’s nice to see them all in one place now!

Now, I have to clean them up so they look nicer than they are… I have most of the blades, etc. Sharpened & tuned.

I had this done several months ago… Finally getting around to posting it!









-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-25-2013 10:08 PM

Good way to keep the all together, Joe. Great idea on the hanging, too!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 12-25-2013 10:21 PM

I don’t have much extra wall space… Those shelving ends worked out great!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#3 posted 12-25-2013 10:44 PM

Nice looking solution. I need to build a new one. Also looks like you have a thing for the WD #33, no?

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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Jim Bertelson

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#4 posted 12-25-2013 10:54 PM

That looks great Joe, I also use the ends of shelving to hang all sorts of things. I don’t have enough planes to worry about yet, but the collection is growing…....

The best to you and yours for Christmas and the New Year …..........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#5 posted 12-25-2013 11:55 PM

Looking good Joe. What sizes do you have? Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family Sir.

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#6 posted 12-26-2013 03:18 AM

Nice job Joe. Don’t have any wall space? No problem. MAKE a wall (so to speak). Way to think outside the box, er, I mean, wall. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 12-26-2013 06:32 AM

Ripthorn Thank you… Harbor Frt… Nice lil planes!

Jim Bertelson: Thank you, Jim… Most of my planes came from my father… I have added the #7, some from HF, block & rabbet planes.

Bob817: Thank you! Not sure about all of them… #7, #5, #4, blocks, rebbet… rest, not sure.

CFrye: Thank you… Good idea… Just ‘make’ more walls! Good idea… but, I’d have to be able to walk around them, yes? Problem… They demand additional space too… :) LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#8 posted 12-26-2013 10:21 AM

Well done Joe.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 12-26-2013 02:20 PM

It’s a good build. Looks all too familiar with some of my shop hangings. LOL. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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