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Project by xcuse4tools posted 07-04-2020 07:57 PM 870 views 9 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Started collecting and restoring Stanley Hand Planes. Each of these planes is a user, however this collection started inhabiting a lot of real estatate on my table saw side table, and had to be moved each time I wanted to use the saw. I wanted a vertical till so it would not take up quite so much room. Additionally, I am hoping that I can protect the planes from humidity somewhat by housing in a cabinet with doors. The cabinet sides are made of Cherry, the back is made of 3/4 Cherry Ply. This was important because it is holding all the weight of the planes and cabinet. The doors are a combination of Cherry and wormy maple. I was pretty happy with the resulting contrast. The raised panels were all cut on the table saw. The cleats for the till were cut on the band saw and finish shaping on the spindle sander. Wipe on poly for the finish.

There is something really zen about hand tools, not giving up the plugged in tools for sure, but if I can use a plane, chisel or hand saw, it is rewarding and often faster.





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 07-04-2020 08:30 PM

a beautiful functional cabinet for some really nice looking planes

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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GrumpyGolfGuy

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#2 posted 07-04-2020 11:02 PM

Very nice, love the maple panels. I’m currently exploring ways to store my planes as the number seems to be increasing, Just might “borrow” your idea!

Chris

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swirt

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#3 posted 07-05-2020 02:09 AM

Beautiful and useful. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#4 posted 07-05-2020 11:22 AM

I like the cleat system, may have to borrow that idea. It is a great looking cabinet. Nicely done!

-- Petey

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#5 posted 07-05-2020 01:13 PM

I really like that one, nice work there. Once I get a few more planes that design may be my next step.

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Andre

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#6 posted 07-05-2020 03:11 PM

I like! Got to find a spot on the wall to build one myself, funny how dem planes multiply?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#7 posted 07-05-2020 03:16 PM

Very nice and also nice collection of planes.

-- Darrel

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BurlyBob

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#8 posted 07-05-2020 03:24 PM

That ambrosia maple and cherry look amazing together. I’d love to see in a few years when the cherry ages more. You’ve given me several ideas for a plane till that’s on my to do list.

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xcuse4tools

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#9 posted 07-06-2020 02:29 AM



a beautiful functional cabinet for some really nice looking planes

- recycle1943


Thanks,


I like! Got to find a spot on the wall to build one myself, funny how dem planes multiply?

Thanks, they do multiply, must have fed them after midnight or something…

- Andre


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#10 posted 07-06-2020 03:14 AM

They multiply on their own if left unattended for too long…much like rabbits. Having them hung vertically and properly caged should prevent this behavior

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xcuse4tools

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#11 posted 07-06-2020 11:52 PM



They multiply on their own if left unattended for too long…much like rabbits. Having them hung vertically and properly caged should prevent this behavior

- sansoo22


Really hadn’t considered that. Perhaps I should list social distancing as one of the features. I will let you know if it curbs their growth rate:) Actually, a friend just found some molding planes at a price too good to pass up. Maybe another cabinet down the road…..

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