Temporary hand plane and saw till AKA Real Jewelry!

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Blog entry by CFrye posted 01-22-2014 06:20 PM 3431 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Shop storage is currently a bunch of open shelving that hubby put up. It’s a temporary thing and we both are looking forward to improving on it. Since I’ve started down the slippery slope of hand tools the shelves are getting rather cluttered on my side. I’m looking at plans for wall hung cabinets. I’ve got a nasty respiratory bug that has kept me out of the shop all of January (doc says no dust producing activities) and so, not wanting to be idle, I’ve taken the opportunity to do some rearranging.
This jewelry armoire was given to me because it was warped out of shape and I was going to tear it down and use the real wood parts in other projects. After getting it home, hubby looked at it and with a few well placed whacks with a hammer, fixed it. Well, rats. I can’t justify ripping it apart now. So it sat in the shop with a few bandsaw and jig saw blades in it.
I was rearranging the planes on the open shelf and wondered…will these fit in that armoire?

The cross cut and dove tail saws hang on the doors.
The bottom drawer is the biggest. The Stanley #5 fits!

Another drawer holds parts of planes that are in the cleaning/restore cheque

And another holds smaller planes and my firewood plane mallet

No pics of the top tray with the ring rolls…possible router bit storage?
The only plane that wouldn’t fit is Jackie, The Italian Plane I received from FatAndy In the shop made hand plane swap last year.

Thanks for tagging along. Comments, questions and constructive criticism are always welcome and appreciated.

-- God bless, Candy

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View jordanp's profile


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#1 posted 01-22-2014 06:26 PM

Nice conversion Candy.
Maybe build a small rack to sit on the top that will hold chisels, screwdrivers and shelf above that to rest that nice plane FatAndy Built

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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#2 posted 01-22-2014 06:33 PM

Nice up-purpose Candy.
Now that you’re learning to ski the “slippery slope” you’ll be dreaming up plan for a 40 plane till.

Get well quick.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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#3 posted 01-22-2014 06:55 PM

Great save and i see a little more open space! Hope the breathing thing passes soon, spent about a couple of weeks living in the recliner. No fun.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#4 posted 01-22-2014 08:04 PM

Candy, looks good for holding your new “jewelry”. I bet you rearrange it a dozen times. Hope that bug goes away soon so you can get back to makin’ sawdust!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#5 posted 01-22-2014 08:07 PM

Nice upcycle. :)

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 01-22-2014 09:42 PM


Very good! Looks like a very nice lil cabinet… It’s nice that a little hammering fixed it! LOL

You’re collecting a nice bunch of tools…

Sometimes, you can store planes on their Sides… would be better on the blades too…

Looks GREAT!

Funny how things fill-up FAST isn’t it?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#7 posted 01-23-2014 12:33 AM

Looks great, Candy! A tool chest from out of nowhere! :)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#8 posted 01-23-2014 01:46 AM

I agree, good work on the conversion. Perhaps you can design the Italian plane on the door as a handle or just hang in on the side. Looks good so far. Have fun.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Don W

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#9 posted 01-23-2014 01:49 AM

its a great start….but…...your gonna need a bigger parts drawer, trust me!

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

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#10 posted 01-23-2014 03:15 AM

Jordan thanks. Rest assured Jackie will be properly displayed. If she ends up behind a door, that door will be transparent.
ksSlim gotta dream big! I found tyvekboy’s wall hung tool cabinet in your favorites. WOW! Thanks for that and thanks for the healing thoughts.
Kevin there is a little space that I’ll be filling soon. Recliner-rest does get old really fast. Hope you are past it!
Thanks Jeff and Angie!
Joe I have several enablers helping out on the hand tools! The drawers are felt lined so I think the blades are OK for now. Thanks for the reminder.
Thanks Terry and Dave!
Don I know! It is stuffed full!

-- God bless, Candy

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#11 posted 01-23-2014 10:48 AM

I loved seeing this! It is a awesome way to use what we have for other purposes. Very inspirational, Candy! :D


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#12 posted 01-30-2014 02:32 PM

Looks fine Candy, I am a big fan of order and so I see a fan of you.
When things have a place, we work more playful when we work.
Beautiful Italian too.
Best thoughts sweet Candy,

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

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#13 posted 01-30-2014 04:11 PM

Thanks Sheila! It’s not as pretty as your paint storage box . It does get the job done. :-)

How true Mads, when the shop is organized it is so much more pleasurable to work. That said I can still have a tool in my hand one second and not be able to find it the next! I, too, think the Italian plane is the most beautiful tool I own.

-- God bless, Candy

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#14 posted 01-30-2014 08:23 PM


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

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