Handplane till

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Project by charlie posted 04-24-2019 10:45 PM 1752 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For years, my handplanes lived under a blanket, which protected them from dust… but didn’t offer a very good home.

One of my first projects in my new space was a cabinet so they could all happily live.

The drawer recesses fit the plastic drawers so they’ll live in there for the time being. I might make some “real” drawers eventually… and practise some half-blind dovetails :)

Pine, made all from hand tools.

-- unplugged in NZ

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#1 posted 04-24-2019 11:13 PM

Congrats! That a really nice looking cabinet. But I see one very serious shortcoming! There’s no room for you to expand your collection of hand planes.

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#2 posted 04-24-2019 11:43 PM

Very true! I am very happy with what I have at present, but I think another cabinet would be in order if that happened :P

-- unplugged in NZ

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#3 posted 04-24-2019 11:52 PM

Charlie, honestly you might to take some counseling to avoid the hand plane addiction I have. I started out needing only one to do a simple craft project for my wife. I now have over 55 and am still on the hunt for that elusive Stanley #1. My friend, stop before you become an addict like me!

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#4 posted 04-25-2019 12:13 AM

Very nice looking till, Charlie! Good job!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#5 posted 04-25-2019 12:43 AM

Yeah, never saw it written a guy could only have one till. Nice job on #1.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#6 posted 04-25-2019 01:04 AM

Nice work. I like the door to help keep the dust (rust magnet) away.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#7 posted 04-25-2019 03:31 PM

Nice work, and functional! That’s how I am. I’ll use those “temporary” plastic containers for things and then replace them with wood. Some may be 25 years old but that doesn’t mean I won’t get to them some day! I kind of like leaving the price tags on to remember the stores that no longer exist.

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#8 posted 04-25-2019 06:04 PM

Looks great! I find shop projects to be the most relaxing and rewarding. You get to spend a lot of time with the piece when it’s done. I have a similar plane till in my hand tool cabinet ala Chris Becksvoort.

-- Tom

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#9 posted 04-27-2019 09:27 AM

I like it. Well done. Shop projects are always nice

-- What I make is for others....How I make it is for me.

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