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Project by RyanGi posted 01-16-2021 08:41 PM 787 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a plane till I built because I wanted the hand planes closer at hand…and I’d just finished installing a French cleat wall, so why not! It’s a combination of maple and birch ply. I used loose tenons as a way to try integrating the two wood types using that method of joinery. A little trial and error to get the angle right so the planes feel heavy when I set them in the till and they don’t move. Then some layout with scrap strips to get the spacing right. The small hidden trough at the bottom does the anchoring, although I did have do some ‘customization’ the get some of the totes to fit.

I used small stainless screws to hold the spacers in place, mostly because I liked the way they add an accent to the till. I didn’t glue the strips in, but then I don’t actually foresee removing the strips or moving them around, but I guess that I could.

I tried to use every one of my planes during the build. I succeeded, but only because I forced the issue. Oh well, a fun reason none the less!

-- I like chips...and sawdust...but mostly chips...with vinegar





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swirt

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#1 posted 01-16-2021 08:49 PM

Very nice. Organization is a good thing …. so I am told.

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

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#2 posted 01-16-2021 09:46 PM

Great looking build!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Andre

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#3 posted 01-16-2021 11:35 PM

Good start,hope there is some room for expansion? The #62 been on my want list for awhile, given up finding an
affordable original, how you like the new version?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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RyanGi

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#4 posted 01-17-2021 12:09 AM



Good start,hope there is some room for expansion? The #62 been on my want list for awhile, given up finding an
affordable original, how you like the new version?

- Andre

I’ve actually already expanded it twice…and now I’m about out of room. The last one of my list is a true joiner plane, which is going to set on top anyway.

That 62 is actually the ‘new’ Stanley Sweetheart. I love it. Very predictable, seems to handle grain changes well and is about the perfect size. I’ve actually read a couple articles talking about how a low angle 62 can replace most planes in your till with a couple different irons. That’d be a shame because I’ve started to like collecting them!

Of what I’ve got, I think I’m most impressed with the LV Veritas 4 1/2 in terms of build quality and finish. It’s cuts like a razor too after I got it honed up. I’m sure they’re 62 is exceptional as well…

-- I like chips...and sawdust...but mostly chips...with vinegar

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Peteybadboy

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#5 posted 01-17-2021 12:58 PM

Frist welcome to LJ.

That wall and till is really cool! I bought the LV 62 and love it. I need to make a plane till. Thanks for posting

-- Petey

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#6 posted 01-17-2021 03:16 PM

What did you find the correct angle to be so the planes “felt heavy”? Or if the top is “0” how far out is the bottom?

-- NorthWoodsMan

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RyanGi

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#7 posted 01-17-2021 03:21 PM



What did you find the correct angle to be so the planes “felt heavy”? Or if the top is “0” how far out is the bottom?

- northwoodsman

I’m gone for a few days, but I’ll measure it when I get back and let you know. I want to say it’s 3.5” over 14”, but I don’t know where I got that from.

-- I like chips...and sawdust...but mostly chips...with vinegar

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#8 posted 01-18-2021 05:08 AM

Boy, now that is something I need to build for my shop.

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Andre

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#9 posted 01-19-2021 04:34 PM

Broke down and ordered a New Stanley SW #62, have had the Veritas one on my wish list for over a year, never in stock! The old ones on Fee-Bay are selling for more than what I want to pay.
I have the Veritas L.A and H.A. #4 and yes there quality and performance going to be hard to match, too late for myself, have WAY Too many planes already:) Salesman at Lee Valley told me long ago that really all you really need is a L.A. Jack an a good block plane, should of listened to him! (Did buy the DX60)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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