I am making a separate plane till to go with the set in progress, but I wanted to have my most used planes close at hand in the cabinet. I also have a few that I have acquired that I would very much like to refurbish and use.
So today I worked on the Plane till that would go into the cabinet.
I started out by taking a picture of the cabinet, the planes I wanted in there and using photoshop to conjure up a likeness of what it might look like.
I had a large piece of maple left over from making the carcass so I squared it up and made a walnut frame to go around it.
I attached some cleats to the back to hang it and made a shelf on the front and top for some old bailey wood planes.
I had intended to stop taking orders when I began this remodel, but somehow one slipped through and I hear there are more on the way.
We got and order for a military commemorative cane. We have made a few of these in the past and they are fun. They get laser engraved and commemorative coins inlaid in the sides.
This one will be made from walnut. I like to use the swirling grain around knots to get my handle material from as it adds to the strength of the handle and gives it a nice look.
The handles are squared up and drilled for the tenon.
The shaft is turned on my mill and then the words are laid out and it’s off to the laser engravers.
These canes get a brass collar that I make from a piece of pipe.
Tomorrow I am going to start getting the doors ready to glue up and hang.
Oh, and for all you young ens’ the title reference is from a show called “Fantasy Island” I think you could find it on HULU or something.
Thanks all and have fun woodworking.
-- Brian Noel