Around the Shop #24: Making room in the Shop

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Blog entry by Don W posted 01-02-2014 02:11 PM 1486 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 01-02-2014 02:23 PM

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 01-02-2014 02:25 PM

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

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#3 posted 01-02-2014 02:40 PM

No shortage of rust free planes there Don.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 01-02-2014 03:01 PM

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 01-02-2014 03:02 PM

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 01-02-2014 03:43 PM


-- ~Tony

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#7 posted 01-02-2014 03:46 PM

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 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Don W

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#8 posted 01-02-2014 04:23 PM

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 01-02-2014 05:07 PM

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 01-02-2014 05:40 PM

Great looking collection.

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#11 posted 01-02-2014 07:09 PM

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 01-02-2014 08:14 PM

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 01-02-2014 08:45 PM

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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#14 posted 01-02-2014 08:48 PM

ahh, good question Joe,

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-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#15 posted 01-02-2014 11:18 PM

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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