I saw this FWW Complete Illustrator Guide to Woodworking, and while I found most of the book to be mediocre (although a nice reference book when you’re starting woodworking) I did pick up a couple of cool ideas from it… then again, it might have been from a different book…lol
so I finally mounted my (until now just laying there) hand planes in the cabinet. The shelves are shaped to the profile of each handplane for full support, the shelf has a small ‘step’ (1/4” deep, 1/8” tall) that the sole of the hand plane butts against – this is to keep the blade from having any contact with any material (it keeps the planes’ sole 1/4” away from the cabinet back)
As everything else with this cabinet. these are all trials on new techniques (box joint, chisel mounts…etc) this time the technique was using wood plugs. I’ve never used plugs, and I used a Lee-Valley plug cutter for this one (3/8”) because of my 0 experience with plugs, it took me 2 plugs to install and realize that they are tepered, and should only go one way… the first 2 plugs I installed backwards, which cause nasty reveal lines around it, but after I noticed they are tapered, the rest looked much better… still need some practice, but I’m happy with my first try.
On we go with our projects, and new knowledge that we keep in the top drawer…
-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.