After getting tired of cleaning sawdust out of the nooks and crannies of my planes, I decided to build a little cabinet for them. It’s just a basic scrap plywood box with plywood drawers. I got a couple pairs of 100# full-extension drawer slides off Amazon for the drawers.
I’m not the greatest at building carcasses (i.e., making them square), so I had to do some trial and error getting the fit right.
For the drawer backs I just screwed on a couple pieces of scrap OSB.
I had to put a spacer on the middle of the panel so that the screws for the middle slides didn’t hit each other. I suppose I could have offset the slides vertically, but that didn’t jive with my OCD.
Next was fitting the drawer fronts for each drawer. These are pre-finished oak plywood my dad had left over from the bookcases he built my mom.
For the drawer pulls, I went with trapdoor pulls from Home Depot. I got these because they are flush-mounted and I didn’t want them interfering with the sliding deadman.
These were easy enough to fit out with a forstner bit and a chisel.
The drawer fronts are just screwed on. In fact, the whole thing is just screwed together with a few dadoes in the necessary places (drawer bottoms and the vertical partitions of the carcase).
And here’s the finished product. Now my planes have a home!
The drawers are different sizes. The one on the right is about 25” wide to accommodate the No. 8 (which is 24” long).
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