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Around the shop #9: Just hanging out

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Blog entry by dsb1829 posted 01-20-2009 04:59 AM 781 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, I have a nice drawer system in my garage. Problem is that a No6 is the biggest plane that effectively fits in the drawers. I have been tinkering with ideas for cabinets, wall boards, etc…

Well, today I had a silly notion to just string them up by their knobs and be done with it. A few nylon zip ties later and I can happily say that it works great and was very easy to install.

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama



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Karson

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#1 posted 01-20-2009 05:03 AM

Check out Thos Angle and i think Douglas Border on their tool racks.

Great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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dsb1829

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#2 posted 01-20-2009 05:08 AM

Tool rack will have to wait for a time when I don’t have other pressing projects. For now this gets the planes off of where they have been stacked and a bit safer. The zip ties allow them to slip on and off the shelf they hang from with little fear of accidental slips and drops.

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 01-20-2009 05:18 AM

If I’d thought of this I probably wouldn’t have built a plane rack. Great idea.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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woodchips

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#4 posted 01-20-2009 05:35 AM

that is a good idea, i believe i’ll use it too. i’m in the process of turning a very small one car garage into a working woodshop. it’s quite a challenge but it is slowly getting there. thanks for the good idea for my planes.

-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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#5 posted 01-20-2009 05:38 AM

I have a few planes where someone has drilled a hole in the bed and simply hung them on a nail…

I imagine if they had seen the brilliant simplicity of your idea, they’d kick themselves in the rear for drilling the hole.

Great idea.

Q

-- I don't make sawdust...I produce vast quantities of "Micro Mulch."

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#6 posted 01-20-2009 10:47 AM

good way of hanging and displaying

-- making sawdust....

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#7 posted 01-20-2009 01:32 PM

Nice job!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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dsb1829

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#8 posted 01-20-2009 07:27 PM

Hey guys, thanks for the comments. One item I didn’t mention earlier that is somewhat important. The three loops aren’t there just because I had extra zip ties. Basically the loop that the knob hangs from should be snug and just slip over the knob. By having a snug fit it insures that the plane won’t accidentally liberate itself if you happen to bump it. Just FYI for anyone who is rushing out to the shop with a handful of zipties :-)

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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