Mighty Pine Plane Till

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Project by jjw5858 posted 02-11-2012 12:26 AM 2908 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey everyone hope all is well on this Friday evening. Well since I have been lucky enough to begin setting up my new workshop I could not help looking at the scraps of pine used mostly just for mounting more tools to the wall and then….....I had brainstorm….hmmmmm?? How about trying a handplane till??!

So even though the cheaper store bought pine is not the most desirable material to do any sort of cabinetry….I decided to get on with things…and see where I ended up.

I have had this idea in the back of my mind for awhile….of having a till…something that really might give a nice stage to the tools….whether it be handplanes, saws….etc. So I made a smaller more economy version for the 5 nice handplanes I do have…..and my design went on from there.

I handrew out all of the shapes, duplicated then copesawed each. For the crown and bottom I simply used the ole handy dandy art class tracing paper…then rubbing on the copy to the other side…I love to get so technical with my trusty tigondaroga pencil….lmao!

Everything just kinda flowed as I went…used really what I had…..hey…this wood hobby thing gets expensive…lol

Plywood to the back and also the dish to hold on the planes. I ripcut all the tracking pieces which was nice handsaw accuracy practice…better than I have done in the past…so getting

This was a very enjoyable project and the final output holds the planes very nicely. It’s a first for me and I learned a lot in the process. I once more really went with the approach of using feel and instincts…..also patience…like the part where I go…..oh…..I really need to by some….MORE CLAMPS……...kinda would help the glue up process….on cupped cheap pine….lol….But…..oh….all these rules anyways…lol

I also dabbled with a little carving to give the piece a little ornamentation with my nice pfiels set.

So there you have it….my mighty pine plane till, I hope someone may enjoy this and get your own great ideas going. Always enjoy hearing from my LJS buddies and seeing your great work.

Thanks for anyone that dropped in to click and look….thank you for all of your great projects as well as inspiration.



-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#1 posted 02-11-2012 12:38 AM

Nice till Joe.
I like your design and it came out great!

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#2 posted 02-11-2012 01:22 AM

Good job. Looks nice.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 02-11-2012 02:09 AM

looks good to me. awesome place for a nice collection of planes

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

#4 posted 02-11-2012 02:22 AM

Beautiful work,Joe.


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#5 posted 02-11-2012 02:38 AM

Nice! The only problem is there isn’t any extra room for another plane, whatever that may be. Great project, thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#6 posted 02-11-2012 03:00 AM

Nice plane till!

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#7 posted 02-11-2012 03:13 AM

Very nice work Joe! Thanks for sharing.

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#8 posted 02-11-2012 03:23 AM

That is a sweet look-in till!!

-- WrenchsWoodworks

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#9 posted 02-11-2012 04:34 AM

Pretty fancy and a job well done! Pine is beautiful. Looking forward to more soon. Thanks for sharing.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#10 posted 02-11-2012 01:39 PM

Clever idea

-- Bob A in NJ

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#11 posted 02-11-2012 03:21 PM

You gotta be good to your tools! Well done! RH

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#12 posted 02-11-2012 03:25 PM

that’s a great till. I’d need about 30 of them, but that would be ok. A great way to display your planes.

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

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#13 posted 02-11-2012 03:40 PM

Looks great. A cozy home for them.

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#14 posted 02-11-2012 04:31 PM

Very nice. I really like the fine details.

-- Doug

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#15 posted 02-11-2012 11:02 PM

Great job and such a nice till. No waisted time here!



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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