What to do with leftovers?

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 11-25-2014 06:49 PM 2061 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a few things leftover from the screen door build. Got to thinking about building SOMETHING out of them, just to get them out of the way. Then, I noticed where all the “ready Use” planes were sitting

Even the smaller smoothers wer hanging out a bit. Had a 7” wide piece of pine. Laid the longest plane of the group on the plank. Needed to find an angle that it would sit at. Once that was found, a couple “sides” were cut out of the plank

Then clamped together. A Jack plane to even out the sloped sides. Cut a “bottom” to about 23” long. Counter-bored a few screw holes, and put the sides to the bottom. Had a narrow piece for across the top. One edge was already full of “wane” and just made it into a bevel

Ok, had the top and bottom attached

But needed a center rail to support a plywood front. Drill a few counter borres with a 3/8” Forstner bit. Then got out a smaller drill

Glue and screws. Next, some plywood was around, a 2’ x2’ ( maybe) piece of 1/4” luann. Nails and glue. Nailed off one edge, then a pipe clamp to pull it square

And nail off the rest. As for along the bottom edge, where the planes will rest. A lip was there, from the bottom sticking out a bit. Had some cap molding sitting around, so a piece was added to the bottom

The excess plywood having been trimmed away with the saw. Added a pair of 2” x 2” feet to the bottom. Then a few more scraps of molding up each side. One to cover a gap between the edge of the ply and the edge of the pine side. Then a second one the form a ridge along the sides, so a plane won’t just fall over to the side. Now IF a photo will load

Had to go through “edit”. One more view

Needed a bit more tilt back, so I added two front feet. Then added screws through them, and into the old shelf.
Maybe two hours of puttering around. NOT Fine Furniture, just a spot to put some tools….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 11-25-2014 07:38 PM

Nice plane storage. Great way to use your scraps.

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#2 posted 11-25-2014 10:39 PM

Leftovers you say….
Two hours of puttering???
I usually just run my leftovers through the microwave for a minute or two!!! ;^)

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 11-29-2014 04:57 PM

Well, now I have a place to stash a few block planes. The space underneath, between the feet should hold the five block planes I have. Might add a bit of trim, and stash a smoothers above the other three?

Need to find enough scraps for a chisel holder, too.

who knows, maybe one fine day, I just might have the shop all organized up…...then have trouble finding anything….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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