Scrap wood plane till

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Project by controlfreak posted 04-01-2021 03:17 PM 774 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a shelf of planes that I wanted to consolidate and allow me to better see them. Started out with some pine scraps but routed a groove iron the wrong side of one piece so that forced me to move to some red oak for the frame. I had a dreadful time with cutting my dovetails at first but did improve with the practice. Then I used some saw dust & glue to make some “butter” to cover my rough dovetails only to find that the mixture oxidizes the metal in my scraper and turns black as I work it in. The roughest tails now have a dark inlay as a “feature” now. After realizing some planes are weighted differently I had to resort to adding rare earth magnets to provide added support. The 1/4” edge supports are only pin nailed in so modification can be done without destroying the case. This gives me a good layout plan for the new one that will be somewhere down this journey. Next up is a saw till.

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#1 posted 04-01-2021 03:51 PM

Looks good, I’m still thinking about how to add the block planes to my last Till :)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 04-01-2021 04:23 PM

That’s exactly what I need. Simple, efficient and practical.

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#3 posted 04-01-2021 04:40 PM

Turned out real nice!

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#4 posted 04-02-2021 01:20 AM

Well organized and ready for work. NICE!!!

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

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#5 posted 04-02-2021 03:32 AM

Nice work and nice collection.

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#6 posted 04-02-2021 06:17 PM

That is a beautiful arrangement

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#7 posted 04-05-2021 04:36 AM

Nice display cabinet and nice collection of planes.

-- Don't tell me it can't be done.

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