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Hand Tools Cabinet #4: Planes - Updated

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Blog entry by PurpLev posted 06-25-2012 03:47 AM 4835 reads 4 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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with the growing number of hand planes, it was time to rearrange and add a few shelves which I did today. I just read through the last installment in this blog series, and it was about how I mounted the plane shelves last time around, when this is what I had:

quite different than how it looks today, but more about that later…

To start I placed the newly acquired planes (some more some less ‘newly’ just never got around to hanging them) on a piece of recycled board (from a bed I took a part a long time ago that was left on the street…) and marked the length of each shelf I’ll make:

Next I cut them to length, and then rabbeted the top of each shelf leaving a 1/8”x1/8” step at the end of it – the plane will butt against this step and won’t contact the back of the cabinet leaving a 1/8” gap behind them which will allow the blade to be set as-is without the need to retract it when the plane is not in use which allows me to leave all my planes set for their type of cuts I use them. the 1/8” height of the step also ensures that the blade does not come in contact with the step:

I then placed the planes on the parts and traced the shape:

Next I drilled the mounting holes which will later be plugged. in retrospect I should have drilled those before rabbeting the step as the step interfered with clamping the boards in the vise so I had to use a caul (as seen in picture) – of course is you only use a fence on your drill-press and not a vise, that would be even simpler:

With the rabbeted, drilled, and traced boards:

it was time to bandsaw the shapes and sand to the line:

After routing an ogee on the bottom (might as well give it some nice touch), I reorganized the shelves locations, and voila:

(still need to plug the screw holes, but that’ll have to wait for another time.

the cabinet itself is starting to be pretty packed, but every tool is very visible and accessible:

Thanks for reading,
Peace!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.



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Karson

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#1 posted 06-25-2012 04:17 AM

Looking great. Nice upgrade

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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GrandpaLen

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#2 posted 06-25-2012 05:50 AM

A place for everything and everything in it’s place.

Well thought out and nicely appointed. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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ellen35

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#3 posted 06-25-2012 08:50 AM

Nice cabinet, Sharon. You are really turning into a Galoot!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Craftsman on the lake

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#4 posted 06-25-2012 10:09 AM

Engineers are so organized. Nice job.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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mafe

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#5 posted 06-25-2012 10:46 AM

Looking great, I love the shelfs that follow the plane curves.
Like a treasure chest now.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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Lenny

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#6 posted 06-25-2012 10:47 AM

The essence of neatness, tidiness and organization. Your decision to shape the shelves to the planes makes for a great customization feature and the “why not” ogee detail takes it over the top. Well done Sharon!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 06-25-2012 11:09 AM

And people say I’m anal! LOL

Nice job, Sharon.

Lee

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SPalm

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#8 posted 06-25-2012 12:00 PM

Sheesh, that is tidy. Looks great.

Good job Sharon,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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PurpLev

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#9 posted 06-25-2012 01:05 PM

Thanks for the comments.

I find that an organized work space helps me mentally to stay focused and clear on the job at hand – eases my mind.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Douglas Bordner

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#10 posted 06-25-2012 01:10 PM

Looks wonderful! I see you have the Narex chisels. Liking them?

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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PurpLev

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#11 posted 06-25-2012 01:41 PM

Douglas, I have the narex mortising chisels and a couple of skewed ones – I like them (wrote a review here) – once past the initial labor to get them flat and sharp they are working out great for the little chances I’ve had to use them so far -definitely a good combination of price+quality

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Cory

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#12 posted 06-25-2012 02:41 PM

Excellent work. I love the ogee.

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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blackcherry

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#13 posted 06-25-2012 03:27 PM

Sharon, what a neat idea on your storage shelve idea very genuine, just might have to borrow. Thanks for posting hope all is well with family your friend in woodworking BC

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PurpLev

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#14 posted 06-25-2012 03:29 PM

Thanks guys!

Wilson – feel free to borrow and if you’ll look carefully enough, you might find something familiar in that cabinet ;)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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mafe

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#15 posted 06-25-2012 04:42 PM

Just they word I always use:
‘I find that an organized work space helps me mentally to stay focused and clear on the job at hand – eases my mind’.
Some say my order is too much I say it helps me stay creative and not spending the time searching.

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

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