Around the Shop #24: Making room in the Shop

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Blog entry by Don W posted 230 days ago 1323 reads 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 23: Lets compare and review a Wally331 and LN back saw Part 24 of Around the Shop series Part 25: A trip to the Hancock Shaker Village »

Shop was getting cluttered with planes and keeping them all rust free was taking to much time. Time to move them.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#1 posted 230 days ago

Awesome, Don. I love the computer station…lots to drool over while waiting for a page to load from the www.


-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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Don W

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#2 posted 230 days ago

That’s the part of the room that pays for the rest Terry.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#3 posted 230 days ago

No shortage of rust free planes there Don.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 230 days ago

Don, could you tell me your theory on preventing rust? I’m in Boston and my shop is in my attached barn. From time to time I find rust forming on a plane, chisel or tool top. The tops aren’t an issue because I can just scour them a bit and apply some wax or T9.

Do you feel that simply encasing them does a good job of protecting them? I can’t be sure if the inflicted tools were left out or if that happened while in a drawer.

I’d think the the humidity would still find its way in. I’ve seen various solutions marketed but I’ve yet to do anything.

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#5 posted 230 days ago

Let me guess: Now you have room in the shop for more planes? :-)

Nice layouts, Don. Those tools are lucky you found them.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#6 posted 230 days ago


-- ~Tony

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#7 posted 230 days ago

Don, I think that you might just have a slight addiction to planes. Wonderful displays, showcasing your
great selection. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Don W

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#8 posted 230 days ago

No Smitty, that’s not the plan, but then…......

Todd, my shop is unheated, so raining weather it can get bad. The planes in the house don’t have an issue. In my shop I just try to keep them oiled, waxed and clean. Sawdust is a problem. It either has moister in it, or it attracts it. If it sits on the metal, it causes rust. My users are not as much of a problem, because I keep them cleaned and oiled.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#9 posted 230 days ago

Oh! Somehow I missed that you had relocated them. I thought you had simply built the cabinet. I gotcha.

Dude. That’s an awful lot of planes! Are they all tuned?

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#10 posted 230 days ago

Great looking collection.

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#11 posted 230 days ago

First let me say that you are married to a saint of a women, don’t believe that I could have so many displays of my planes in the house if I held a gun to her head.. So well done to the misses…. otherwise… WOW what a crap load of planes.. I thought I had it bad, man you make me feel like a piker when it comes to these things.. very well done sir very well done.. Papa


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#12 posted 230 days ago

Nice museum Don. I take it you’ll be dusting them. LOL.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#13 posted 230 days ago

So tell us the truth…. What’d you do with all of Mama’s china that was in some of those cabinets? :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Don W

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#14 posted 230 days ago

ahh, good question Joe,

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-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#15 posted 230 days ago

Don, don’t look now but there is a strange man taking pictures of the back of your display! Can’t be too careful out there with that museum of yours. Great collection.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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