Had a few things leftover from the screen door build. Got to thinking about building SOMETHING out of them, just to get them out of the way. Then, I noticed where all the “ready Use” planes were sitting
Even the smaller smoothers wer hanging out a bit. Had a 7” wide piece of pine. Laid the longest plane of the group on the plank. Needed to find an angle that it would sit at. Once that was found, a couple “sides” were cut out of the plank
Then clamped together. A Jack plane to even out the sloped sides. Cut a “bottom” to about 23” long. Counter-bored a few screw holes, and put the sides to the bottom. Had a narrow piece for across the top. One edge was already full of “wane” and just made it into a bevel
Ok, had the top and bottom attached
But needed a center rail to support a plywood front. Drill a few counter borres with a 3/8” Forstner bit. Then got out a smaller drill
Glue and screws. Next, some plywood was around, a 2’ x2’ ( maybe) piece of 1/4” luann. Nails and glue. Nailed off one edge, then a pipe clamp to pull it square
And nail off the rest. As for along the bottom edge, where the planes will rest. A lip was there, from the bottom sticking out a bit. Had some cap molding sitting around, so a piece was added to the bottom
The excess plywood having been trimmed away with the saw. Added a pair of 2” x 2” feet to the bottom. Then a few more scraps of molding up each side. One to cover a gap between the edge of the ply and the edge of the pine side. Then a second one the form a ridge along the sides, so a plane won’t just fall over to the side. Now IF a photo will load
Had to go through “edit”. One more view
Needed a bit more tilt back, so I added two front feet. Then added screws through them, and into the old shelf.
Maybe two hours of puttering around. NOT Fine Furniture, just a spot to put some tools….
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