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Blog series by rhybeka updated 08-11-2017 07:10 PM 5 parts 17363 reads 25 comments total

Part 1: It starts with a need and an idea

07-06-2015 09:48 PM by rhybeka | 3 comments »

I’ve been told I need to find a home other than my kitchen table for my planes that have taken up residence.I’ve been hesitant to move them to the shop – mainly because my shop is like most – no a/c or heat with a decent amount of humidity. I decided as my first foray into the world of joinery and hand tools I’d build a quasi portable till. I’m no expert in Sketchup and I’m sure there’s a few mistakes that I haven’t discovered yet, but her...

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Part 2: Slow and steady progress

02-21-2017 08:09 PM by rhybeka | 6 comments »

Besides that this is my first foray into hand tools, I’d say it’s going fairly well. I decided to build a false front so the planes would rest at an angle. I changed the layout from the original a bit. I was leaning all of the planes in to take a picture, and the #4 decided to fall out. Luckily I was there to catch it, and there’s a couch directly beneath the till. This concerned me a bit though for obvious reasons. I’m planning on putting 3 rare earth magnets under th...

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Part 3: Almost! But not quite!

02-28-2017 05:12 PM by rhybeka | 4 comments »

I took some time yesterday afternoon and got the holes drilled for the magnets and the epoxy in. There’s a bit of staining or residue from the mineral spirits I used to clean up the epoxy dribbles I had – hopefully it won’t inhibit finishing at all :) so far so good. The magnets seem like they will hold nicely. I’ll see when I get home tonight if any of them decided to free fall.

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Part 4: Plane till awaits finish - dutch tool chest in process

06-15-2017 02:14 AM by rhybeka | 11 comments »

so for those of you following along on this journey of mine that seriously resembles one of Billy’s walks from the Family Circus cartoons, the plane till is working fabulously and is mostly complete. I still need to mount a small ledge for my router plane, and figure out how to mount my Stanley 78 up there and voila! I may also turn half of the bottom ledge into a drawer space to hold fences and such but for now – it’s doing what I need it to do. Meanwhile, a friend of mi...

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Part 5: Dutch Tool Chest - shiplapped back

08-11-2017 07:10 PM by rhybeka | 1 comment »

I got excited a few months back because I’d just acquired a large portion of old s4s 3/4” pine boards from a friend who was dismantling some shelving. I wasn’t ready to start on dovetailing the bottom and sides together so I thought I’d start with the rabbets on the back pieces, and I could rip the last piece down so it could be at proper width once everything else was done. Seems fairly straight forward, no? I set my Stanley 78 up for 1/4” wide by 3/8” d...

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