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Blog series by PurpLev updated 06-25-2012 03:47 AM 4 parts 25743 reads 52 comments total

Part 1: It all begins with a box

02-06-2009 11:12 PM by PurpLev | 7 comments »

I saw this design in a finewoodworking article, and really liked the design, and functionality of the piece, and decided to follow along. I did not use FWW plans, but created my own to fit my space, and needs, while keeping the general design, and concept of the FWW piece in mind. (I made mine, smaller, and shallower then FWW cabinet, also the interior is much different). This is basically a fingerjointed box that the doors are cut off from (to match grain) and hinged on a piano hinge. pre...

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Part 2: Chisels on the Left, Markings on the right

02-07-2009 06:05 AM by PurpLev | 14 comments »

Let me start by saying that the first part of this blog although posted earlier today, was actually made about a year ago, I just posted it today as a preceding part to the one you’re reading now… tried not to double post and ‘push’ other’s from the blog front page, so I waited half a day between 2 posts, although both were made ready at the same time. to continue the story were I left off, what I found most difficult with setting up the box was the box joints...

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Part 3: All aboard the Planes

02-17-2009 06:48 AM by PurpLev | 9 comments »

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...

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Part 4: Planes - Updated

06-25-2012 03:47 AM by PurpLev | 22 comments »

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 ...

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