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French cleat garage storage system #2: Let's hang up some planes

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Blog entry by jeffreythree posted 09-24-2009 09:29 PM 5413 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I ‘had’ to try hanging something on the french cleat portion already up; so I picked my Stanley #6, 7, and 8 because they have stayed so buried I have not cleaned them up for use. I first picked out some likely lumber, a little eastern red cedar shorts from my mill, some left over 1/8” ply for a bottom, and an oak cleat from the left over pile.

Wood for plane holders

I ripped the cedar down to 1-1/4” for the trays. There was so much tension in the wood it literally cracked apart as I cut it.
Cut cedar and the planes

After some straightening, a trip through the TS with a dado blade, cutting the 45 miters, and cutting some ply for the bottoms; I had the tray sides and bottom.
Tray pieces

Glued them up and cut the bracket pieces. A 3/8” piece of ERC, another piece of 1/8” ply to back it for strength, and the french cleat.
Bracket pieces

Glued and screwed that together, then glued and screwed it to the stray, and I have a plane holder for my french cleat storage system. It does not have finish on it yet. I am going to wait until the other 2 are done to finish them all together. I intentionally left the open knot hole in the front for character.
French cleat plane holder

And this is why I am building all of this:
Messy garage

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Rustic

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#1 posted 09-24-2009 10:00 PM

nice work

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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HokieMojo

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#2 posted 09-24-2009 10:28 PM

The worst part about building things to get organized is having to do it in a disorganized environment. I’m going through a similar situation as you. I wish you better luck than I’ve been having.

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SCOTSMAN

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#3 posted 09-24-2009 10:59 PM

Wow looks like you need the cleaning ladies in to sort out the shop.LOLAlistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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rustfever

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#4 posted 09-24-2009 11:48 PM

Yes, and when those cleaning ladies come by, I’ll get that dirty ole wood off your hands.

-- Rustfever, Central California

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559dustdesigns

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#5 posted 09-25-2009 10:59 AM

I’ve always liked the french cleat system. Who ever thought it up is very inventive. Every new way to use it makes it even better. I haven’t seen this use before. Thank you for this great design and idea.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#6 posted 09-29-2009 01:53 AM

Nice work!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#7 posted 09-29-2009 02:45 AM

Man I smell that cedar from here. Clean the shop and freshen it all at the same time. Nice!

Chunk

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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#8 posted 09-29-2009 03:28 AM

That cedar is too nice to be used in the shop. Would make some beautiful projects. Nice job.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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