Storage Rack for Small Planes and Shaves

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Project by DonH posted 05-17-2011 04:22 PM 2891 views 3 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Due to being rained in and while waiting for some wood for the next project to acclimatize to my shop I have been filling in my time by reorganizing (just like being back with the company prior to retirement). As part of this I have built (made?) a storage rack for my small planes and shaves. They previously were just laying on the tool shelf with the larger stuff and got knocked about once in a while.

The piece is made from quilted makore for the platen and chamoire mahogany for the 3/16 X 3/16 support strips and 1 inch mahogany for the support angles.

The last photo is of the guilty party – the acclimatizing Peruvian walnut (don’t know the correct name) and 1/4 sawn and highly figured white oak. These will be transformed into a pair of arts and crafts floor lamps with enough leftovers for something else – hopefully not any more tool racks or whatever.



-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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#1 posted 05-17-2011 04:39 PM

Nice collection of tools! Envious…

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#2 posted 05-17-2011 04:46 PM

Thanks – they represents quite a few years of collecting and project building. I am glad you enjoyed viewing them.

Thanks again


-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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#3 posted 05-17-2011 04:55 PM

Don, Nice work… My My what a display of some quality tools. Very sweet bro. Now that is a collection to be proud of! Its actually raing here in Southern California which is rare for May. What am I to do!

Hope all is well bud!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 05-17-2011 05:02 PM

Hi Ken – I am really sorry to hear it is raining in California heh heh! You can always do what I am doing and that is raiding the precision cut-off bins and transforming bits into something useful for home or shop. The nice thing is these sort of projects (projects may be stretching the term a bit) are quick and provide instant gratification plus something you didn’t realize you needed. Glad you like the tools, as my woodworking hobby is my main recreational pleasure I enjoy using fine tools and equipment, only problem you cant blame anything on the tools!!

All is well in a dampened sort of way – looking forward to getting the boat up and running, but I need some sunshine to work on it.

Enjoy the lack of heat, pollution and wildfires while you can.


-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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#5 posted 05-17-2011 05:08 PM

Impressive collection. Can’t say rainy weather isn’t good for something. Can’t wait to see the lamps!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#6 posted 05-17-2011 05:16 PM

I need to build some sort of similar shelf/rack to store my block planes and shaves (just one of my hand tool addictions). I like what you have done here. Also very impressive collection of hand tools.

One very jealous fellow hand tool lover.


-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#7 posted 05-17-2011 06:07 PM

Wonderful collection of planes.
Fine lttle shelf.
Best thoughts,

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

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#8 posted 05-17-2011 06:21 PM

Thanks Mads – appreciate your comments.


-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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#9 posted 05-17-2011 06:25 PM

Nice Collection going!!!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#10 posted 05-17-2011 06:59 PM

Hi Daddyz – thanks for looking and the kind comment!


-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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#11 posted 05-17-2011 07:23 PM

Yow. Me thinks you have some kind of tool disease. Beats the heck out of the common cold.

I like it,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#12 posted 05-17-2011 07:23 PM

Is this a collection our are you a hand tool store. LOL

Wow, great collection and project.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#13 posted 05-17-2011 07:50 PM

Yes my interest in tools may be a bit of an “afliction”, however, most of them get used (yes I admit some dont) and a good number get used a lot. I did break down recently and sell some of the stuff I dont use and reinvested in stuff I expect to use. Hows that for a rationale?


-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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#14 posted 05-17-2011 07:54 PM

I can’t even see the storage rack with all those great planes!

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#15 posted 05-17-2011 07:55 PM

That’s the idea – obliterate the background with a fun foreground! Concept transferable to other activities.

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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