Hand Planes Cabinet

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Project by FuzzyDove posted 02-28-2009 08:35 PM 2942 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Living in South Carolina, humidity is always looking to rust tools. I built this cabinet to be relatively airtight so that I can control the humidity using a desiccant (Damp-Rid). The shelves are lined with cork to protect the cutting edges. The Lexan front slides open to access the planes. There is a false back that hides the French cleat used to securely hang it. While more functional that pretty, this is just one of those “practical” projects that I finally got around to.
The second picture is just a “cube in a cube” puzzle that I made for my kids… there are many out there and I just copied one I found on the Internet – nothing original. I’m posting it here only to have a picture of it.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#1 posted 02-28-2009 08:40 PM

very nice way to show off and protect your precious planes. Looks like a museum display case. Great job!

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#2 posted 02-28-2009 08:49 PM

It must be annoying to always have to go from the shop to wherever it is you display that beautiful work of art!

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Douglas Bordner

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#3 posted 02-28-2009 10:26 PM

Great cabinet, and a fine looking collection of tools.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#4 posted 03-01-2009 12:17 AM

Humidity is an issue for me also and i never thought of using dessicant. thanks for the tip. Cool collection.

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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#5 posted 03-01-2009 01:57 AM

Nice cabinet and collection of tools…Blkcherry

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#6 posted 03-01-2009 09:14 AM

Very nice cabinet, and a fine collection! Thanks for sharing! :)

-- Turning perfectly good wood into sawdust and kindling since 1990.

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#7 posted 01-09-2010 06:16 PM

Nice cabinet, I like your hand planes.

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#8 posted 01-09-2010 07:10 PM

sweet, good line up too. i wish i could trade my stanley’s for lie’s or veritas.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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