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Tool chest update #5: 1 of 3 almost complete

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Blog entry by Dan Krager posted 406 days ago 1074 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Decision made, plane till chest started Part 5 of Tool chest update series Part 6: Two more being test fitted »

The first of three chests is almost complete. I can’t afford to put doors on it yet, so I plan to use it as is. There are five more planes to house, and trunk corners to put on (still looking for them…they’re a little special because the three corner ones don’t work on an open front). I’ve settled on magnets to secure the planes below, the upper ones need more, so cleats look promising.

Thanks for your interest.
DanK

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



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theoldfart

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#1 posted 406 days ago

Dan, it came out great. Planes look very secure, ready to go. Looking forward to see how you mount the doors.

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

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Jonathan

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#2 posted 406 days ago

Bravo Dan,
Nice job with the walnut and joints. Is that a sliding dovetail divider?

-- Jhopewell, New Hampshire, www.hopewellwoodwork.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 406 days ago

Wow! That is really nice! Your work is awesome! :)

Sheila

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

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Dan Krager

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#4 posted 406 days ago

Thanks, TOF. Tempered glass doors are cheaper than plexiglass, so the plan is to surface mount a pair of panels using glass door hinges. Glass is more durable but heavier. Decisions, decisions. Did I say I hate these decisions?
DanK

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

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Mosquito

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#5 posted 406 days ago

Do I see T-track involved? Nice work :-)

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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Dan Krager

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#6 posted 406 days ago

Yes, Jon, a sliding dovetail, not tapered. Router work (phteweee!) and touch up with a 46 using a very special blade.
DanK

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

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theoldfart

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#7 posted 406 days ago

As far as decisions go it seems to bring out the masochist in woodworkers; maybe a bit more so in hand tool types!

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

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#8 posted 406 days ago

Very nice, Dan! Congrats!

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

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AngieO

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#9 posted 406 days ago

Very nice.

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Belg1960

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#10 posted 406 days ago

Dan, since I see handles will this unit be used to take on the road? Will the magnets be enough to hold the planes during transport? Very nice start to your 3 chest project!! Hope you don’t mind my rookie questions.;-)

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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Dan Krager

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#11 posted 406 days ago

All questions and comments are welcome. No metal T tracks, just wooden through slots. All chests and tools in my shop are mobile. It’s a hangover from when I would take parts of the shop to a job site and I wanted packing and setup to be minimized. I could pack the ENTIRE shop including the Super Shop “stationary tool” into a van or trailer in an hour and set it back up just like in the shop in an hour. I am confident that the pair of super magnets under each toe will hold them quite securely. They give up pretty easily under the natural motion of picking up the plane heel first, but I have to get right after it with two or more fingers to straight pull it off.
Thanks everyone. And to think the wood used to build this and the next two chests is “free wood”, given to me by a retired local contractor. AngieO, eat your heart out!
DanK

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

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BTimmons

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#12 posted 406 days ago

Can’t beat free wood for the price, and it actually looks quite nice in this case. As for the lack of doors, I’m of the opinion that plane tills should be open anyway. Show those bad boys off!

Still enjoying the spokeshave you sent my way!

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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woodworker59

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#13 posted 405 days ago

As usual, you have impressed… very nice work there Dan.. Have to say, am a bit jealous of the FREE wood ya got going on… where do I find free black walnut…I like the idea for the doors.. anything that will help keep sawdust out of the tools is a good thing…. Can’t wait to see the rest… All my best to you and yours… Papa

P.S. you guys getting hit with the same 100 degree weather we are… man its just brutal to work in the shop in this heat… 100 degress and 76% humidity.. what a wonderful thing… haha… keep at it… Papa

-- Papa@papaswoodworking.com

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