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Tool chest update #4: Decision made, plane till chest started

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Blog entry by Dan Krager posted 06-26-2013 11:42 AM 1440 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made a little progress on the tool chest details. I was able to complete the plane till plate layout. The next step will be to obtain the walnut necessary for the case in which this till will reside. Previous blog posts show the case design. This plate will be mounted almost vertically in the case and be located within arms reach of the bench where planing occurs.

Thanks for looking!
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com



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#1 posted 06-26-2013 11:48 AM

I would never get past this part. Progress is good.

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

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#2 posted 06-26-2013 12:23 PM

Dan, any concerns about the steel screws dinging the planes? Maybe counter sinking?
PS. like the jointer fence!

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#3 posted 06-26-2013 12:27 PM

Nice layout, and a Very Nice selection of planes, Dan. Enjoying this series!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#4 posted 06-26-2013 08:15 PM

Nice.

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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#5 posted 06-26-2013 09:18 PM

Nice !! might I suggest room for more to be added at a later date…

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

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#6 posted 06-26-2013 11:58 PM

Thanks for input, guys. I hadn’t thought about the dings. Recessing is an option, but my first reaction was a cap that conceals the bolts entirely. It probably doesn’t show well in the picture, but the bolts are in slots that run almost the full width for adjust-ability. The dimensions of the chest are fixed by the cart upon which it will sit so this till is “full”. I can barely lift it anyway. There will be another till for the #45,46, 55, spill plane, and panel plane.

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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#7 posted 06-27-2013 01:42 AM

45, 46, 55…... what, no 444 or 72? how can you live with yourself.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#8 posted 06-27-2013 11:31 AM

I know, and it’s buggin’ me! LOL. Believe it or not, I use them all for one thing or another. For consolation I did find an old wooden panel plane in my junk pile that I think is worthy of restore. It needs lots of TLC but the body is solid and straight. Needs knicker, and has what looks like a mortise for some kind of adjuster that is missing??? Blade and wedge present. Haven’t seen any markings yet, but cleanup might reveal that. I’ll post some pictures eventually on the restore or hand planes thread.
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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#9 posted 07-10-2013 11:48 PM

More progress—the plane till case is coming together. This is a dry fit after hand cutting the dovetails. Now I need to decide about the back. I’m leaning towards beaded boards because I don’t have walnut plywood. The till plate will add lateral stability. Also need chest handles.

DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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#10 posted 07-11-2013 12:17 AM

Dan, individual boards? What about ship lap?

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#11 posted 07-11-2013 12:43 AM

Yes, I was thinking individual boards. Ship lap…isn’t that the same as beaded except without the bead?
It’s the back of the case and it won’t be seen from the inside very much…and the back side won’t be seen very much…hmm. Maybe ship lap is the way to go. Thanks for the suggestion.
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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#12 posted 07-11-2013 01:05 AM

I think typically beaded board is T&G, but I’ve done shiplap and beaded it. It looks the same.

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

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