Plane bags - made by my girlfriend

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Project by mafe posted 05-16-2019 10:47 PM 1429 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Plane bags
made by my girlfriend

This is just me showing off, not about what I have done, but that I have such a sweetheart, that makes stuff for me and not just stuff, but work shop stuff!

Green canvas plane bags.

1. Three of my handmade planes now got bags.
2. Green canvas, sewn by my dear Yeli.
3. Just my three favorite sizes.
4. Ready to bring out of the shop safe now.
5. Yeli’s logo mark inside.
6. My branding mark on the outside.

We designed them together, the idea was less is plenty and no hardware, KISS Keep It Simple Stupid and yes we kissed.

Yes I know it: I’m a lucky bastard.

Thank you Yeli.

Hope it can be to some inspiration, who knows, some sewing even…

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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View lew's profile


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#1 posted 05-16-2019 10:51 PM

Mads, I’d say she’s a Keeper!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Don W

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#2 posted 05-16-2019 11:06 PM

Cool bags!

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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Dave Polaschek

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#3 posted 05-16-2019 11:08 PM

Very nice, Mads! You are indeed lucky! Can’t say about the bastard part, though. ;-)

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#4 posted 05-16-2019 11:34 PM

Nice. I can sew, but my machine won’t do canvas. Otherwise i would probably make for my block plane that i take places.

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#5 posted 05-16-2019 11:50 PM

You are one lucky man!

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#6 posted 05-16-2019 11:55 PM

Those are cool! I love Yeli’s logo too…

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#7 posted 05-17-2019 12:09 AM

They are plane super cool. Tell her those are great. You are a lucky man Mads.

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

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#8 posted 05-17-2019 01:35 AM

Aww man.. now my planes are jealous ;) A clever concept.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#9 posted 05-17-2019 02:04 AM

She did a great job

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#10 posted 05-17-2019 04:31 AM

Goof way to keep them sharp

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 05-17-2019 11:29 AM

Those are so nice. You are a lucky man!!

cheers, My friend!!..............Jim

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

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#12 posted 05-17-2019 02:48 PM

I must show these to DW!

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#13 posted 05-17-2019 07:39 PM

Sweet, be good to that one.

I love my Wife dearly. She got me a whole bunch of plane bags for my Birthday. She sews, and is extremely handy.

Not that she used any of her sewing talents on me. :-)

-- Think safe, be safe

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Joe Lyddon

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#14 posted 05-20-2019 11:17 PM

COOL idea… What a clear mind can do when in use… LOL


This is the first time I have ever seen a plane just Bagged!!

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!

You have a seamstress! LOL

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

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#15 posted 05-21-2019 08:00 PM

Hi guys’n girls,
Lew, yes I’m happy to say, she is a real keeper – she makes me feel loved and laugh at all my bad jokes even. ;-)
Don, thanks, I just need them in a ton of sizes now…
Dave, big laugh, I hope you are right.
SMP, normally any machine can do that, you just need the right needle and a not too thick canvas. Try to ask in your local shop for that stuff. Or send me a mail and I’ll ask Yeli what she used. I have sewn thick Lewis jeans fabric up to four layers, with a Demin needle and patience my self on my standard machine.
icemanhank, yup my dear friend, I really am.
Bill Berklich, thank you, she says thank you too. :-)
doubled, Yeli says thank you and she agrees, that I’m lucky. :-D
swirt, laugh big time. You will have to do something about that! Thanks.
Jacksdad, thanks from both of us.
majuvla, yes that’s exactly what it’s all about. Thanks.
Jim Jakosh, thank you Jim, I agree with you. ;-)
Marcial, yes I think you better. It might be a fun joint venture. It has been great fun for Yeli and I, we have also made another project I will post soon. Smiles.
therealSteveN, I try my best. :-) She is worth it. My God you made me laugh, when I looked at the link! Thank you. Yeli was there and she cracked up too.
Joe, Thank you, smiles. Yeli is a hospital consultant doctor, so I might be in trouble calling her my little seamstress – ha ha ha… but she love to sew and for a while she had a sewing business besides her doctor job.
Best thoughts to you all,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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