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New Shop in the Raw #9: Hand Tool Storage/Sharpening Station

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Blog entry by builtinbkyn posted 03-06-2016 10:02 PM 1399 reads 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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With the workbench complete, it’s time to make some kind of storage system for the hand tools I’ll be using on the bench. I’ve amassed a small collection of older Stanley planes, a couple of LN block planes, a few chisels of different varieties and various other tools that I’d like to have readily accessible from the bench. I’ve chosen to make a stand that will sit next to the bench. The design is still not solidified, but I did start on the section dedicated to the planes. I’m using wood I have on hand. This component is made from 1/2” birch ply, poplar and edged with mahogany.

Now for that vacant slot …........ that’s where a Stanley 604 1/2 is supposed to go. Not in a rush for it as I still have to clean up the #7, #8, the 12 1/2 scraper and the little 110 block plane. So no hurry in contacting me to say you have one at a very reasonable price ;) Ah, I’ve been looking for the last two weeks on the Bay, but haven’t found a suitable candidate.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)



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builtinbkyn

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#1 posted 03-08-2016 04:26 AM

Well this didn’t become part of a tool stand. It’s just too heavy and awkward with the pitch it requires. So it found a place on the wall.

Guess I’ll make a tool rack to sit below it to hold chisels, saws and other tools. I’ll make the top a sharpening station.

I found a #4 1/2 I’ll give a home to. The pickin’s on flat bottom 604 1/2 are slim. The prices are crazy and most are corrugated and more than a new LN. I’ll keep an eye out, but for now, my little collection is complete.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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theoldfart

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#2 posted 03-08-2016 04:41 AM

Famous last words
“my little collection is complete.”

Beware the slippery slope my friend :-)

Oh, nice tool till too!

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#3 posted 03-08-2016 02:32 PM

Yeah I can see that happening Kevin. That’s why I made only so many spaces. Hmmm? But I do have more wood layin’ around ;)

Thanks for the props.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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#4 posted 03-08-2016 02:42 PM

I think your only course of action is build a few of these

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#5 posted 03-08-2016 03:05 PM

Oh I like those tool chests Kevin. I picked up a few Atkins saws recently and they need a home too. Maybe a cest would work well and it seems there’s lots of room in there just in case ;)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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#6 posted 03-08-2016 03:13 PM

There’s room for five saws in the big chest, not counting the chest lid.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#7 posted 03-09-2016 07:55 AM

I love the tool chests!

And, wall mounted for your planes still looks good too. If they are convenient to your bench it sounds like an all around win.

About your sharpening station. GREAT idea there. I need to be thinking of that too as I build a way to organize my tools much like you did.

Thanks for sharing with us. :)

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#8 posted 03-09-2016 02:45 PM

Hi Cathie. Welcome LJs and thanks for reading. I’f things aren’t organized I start to feel defeated. So I try to stay on top of that by cleaning up before I leave the shop. It’s better to get there the next day and start fresh, but sometimes that doesn’t happen and I feel guilty lol

That little stretch of wall will be dedicated to hand tool storage and for servicing them. The shop is 400sq/ft but there’s never enough room. I have been using a combination of the scary sharp method and diamond stones. I have a 12×18 piece of 1/2” float glass and no home for it so it gets shuffled around. Same goes for the grinder. Those will get a home below the plane till along with chisels, files, marking tools and what ever else fits.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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#9 posted 03-09-2016 06:04 PM

This morning I started working on a saw till for the few handsaws I have. They’ve just been laying around and I’m tired of shuffling them all over the place. This will hang next to the plane till.

It’s quick and dirty, but it will serve the intended purpose with room for one more ;) There’s a saw in the till that was in my folks basement for the last 50 years and was in another basement for probably that long as well. Don’t believe it’s a user as it has a crook in it and it’s quite rusty, but has a neat medallion that says “Warranted Superior” with an eagle in the center. I cannot find a name anywhere on the saw. I’ll just clean it up a bit and let it hang in the till.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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#10 posted 03-09-2016 06:51 PM

Bill, lots of progress but please slow down. Your making me look bad with my two and three year projects!

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#11 posted 03-09-2016 07:14 PM

LOL No “burning daylight” here ;)

How’s your back doing? You may have strained it lifting that miter box, but that probably was the last straw. I bet the bench building did the damage. I was feeling it too, especially after flattening the top :)


Bill, lots of progress but please slow down. Your making me look bad with my two and three year projects!

- theoldfart

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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#12 posted 03-10-2016 09:39 PM

Everything is done but the finish on the saw till. I left room for one Summerfield 14” table saw, which I have yet to order. Happy the saws are no longer taking up bench space.

I have to get cracking on the cabinet that will sit below the plane till for the rest of the tools and sharpening station.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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#13 posted 03-11-2016 02:59 AM

I had to as the googles about your medallion and learned something interesting. Scroll to the bottom of this link for information on “Warrented Superior” medallions.

http://www.disstonianinstitute.com/medallionpage.html

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#14 posted 03-11-2016 03:14 AM

Hey thanks for that. So more than likely a Disston, but not a good one LOL Well it’s pretty much not usable as is. I’d have to replace the steel and refurb the tote.


I had to as the googles about your medallion and learned something interesting. Scroll to the bottom of this link for information on “Warrented Superior” medallions.

http://www.disstonianinstitute.com/medallionpage.html

- JerryBuilt


-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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#15 posted 03-11-2016 03:22 AM

Bill, don’t sell the WS’s short. The old ones are pretty good saws.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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