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Blog entry by Bertha posted 1139 days ago 5594 reads 3 times favorited 204 comments Add to Favorites Watch

No plan. Just some wood and a saw. I need to get my most commonly used planes into some sort of cabinet. I went to the bigbox and got the cheapest pine I could find. Shot some through the ts for a cleat and installed it on the studs. The hutch will be 3 feet tall by 4 feet wide. I’ll start by dovetailing a carcass. Tails first 1:8.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog



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WayneC

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#1 posted 1139 days ago

Looks like your off to a good start…

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 1139 days ago

I’m on a roll, Wayne. I installed some track lighting, did a lot of milling, a lot of yardwork, whew. It was a busy weekend. I need to free up some floorspace and build a home for my reached-for tools. I’ll let it evolve. Should hold #3 through #8, some blocks, spokes, etc. Doors probably. We’ll see what happens!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#3 posted 1139 days ago

The wider chisel with the lighter colored handle…please tell me more.

Did you gang saw the tails? Big time saver on those “get it done now” projects.

Looking very good.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#4 posted 1139 days ago

I did not get much done this weekend. Went to a park and goofed off yesterday. Spend time sharpening some carving tools I found in an Antique Shop in Aingles Camp yesterday. Might make it out to finish my carving fixture tonight. Have to do some sanding and drill some pocket holes…

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#5 posted 1139 days ago

Almost finished my turkey coop.

Trashed the blade on my Titemark….Bertha I know how you felt with the frog.

Time for a beer.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#6 posted 1139 days ago

Are you going to pack them in like Studley did? ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 1138 days ago

@Bertha, I’m glad you are doing this. Very nice start.

I’m really out of wall and floor space, so I drew up a wall-mount plane holder the other night and I came up with 22” high x 50” wide to exactly hold the 2, 3, 4, 4 1/2, 5 1/4, 5 1/2, 6, 7 and 8 and nothing else. No doors as this is going above the garage door header. Depth will only be 4”.

It’s cool that several of us are in the “where do I store all these planes” phase at the same time.

Vive le Rhykenologists.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#8 posted 1138 days ago

Ditto on the wall space David. That is my main issue (that and too many planes)

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#9 posted 1138 days ago

Thanks for the interest, guys! My quick users are sitting on baker’s racks currently and I’ve got a lot of dead wall space. The walls are tongue/groove thin pine, so there’s no sense in making a furniture grade cabinet. I’m going with 10 inches deep which should give me enough pitch to hold a tilted plane without sacrificing too much floor space beneath.

RG, the fat socket is my favorite paring chisel. The brand escapes me currently but I’ll investigate. The handle is a fat chunk of olivewood with a big palm swell. I index my finger on the socket, cupping the fat handle in the swell of my palm. The control is excellent. Sorry about the wheel blade; I’ve done that.

Topa, I’m going to let it evolve naturally and only allow tools inside that I find myself reaching for. I might make little cubbies for less often used blocks, etc. I’m expecting to break it down at least 20 times for shelf/drawer fitting, which is why the dovetails are so coarse.

David, I started with the wall cleat to see how heavy and big I could go with this guy. I’m into about 4 studs with 3” squaredrives, so I think it can handle a whopper. I’m hoping that a 3×5’ cabinet will hold a ton of stuff; I expect it to.

August, don’t expect fine furniture! I’m just trying to recapture some floor space for my bench. You can expect fine furniture on the bench build, though;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#10 posted 1138 days ago

a little over a year ago I went from a 14×14 shop to a 24×40 shop and I’m already out of space. No wall space, I’ve already taken over one of the 2 car bays I was hoping to reserve for a car no and then. Good start Al. I’ll miss the pictures of that baker’s rack.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#11 posted 1138 days ago

What intrigued me was the handle, it looked comfy.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#12 posted 1138 days ago

Don W, Precisely the reason I do not want more space ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 1138 days ago

@DonW, lol I just last night took the 1/4” router table through the door to the “automotive” bays. That was the first time the line in the sand has been moved. Probably not the last, either.

@Bertha, Tilted ?! Are you going to put a front ledge to allow the tilt downward ? Curious, obviously. :=)

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#14 posted 1138 days ago

Yeah, David! I’m going to build a ramp with the front knobs deeper, heels toward the front. I may even hinge the top for secret access into the deadspace. I’ll place a little lip at the bottom to capture the heel. I don’t want to wrestle them out of there; just want to grab and go. Maybe even a sliding door to keep the dust off; haven’t decided. I’ll hang the carcass, then just pencil in my ideas.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#15 posted 1138 days ago

Plane hutch update. Still working on the carcass. Transfer.

Cut some tails and assembly. Good enough for govt work.

This thing’s gonna be big. Something about big chunky dovetails.
I took this picture of my shop with dust on my camera lens. I love it!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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