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Project by Douglas Bordner posted 2125 days ago 8661 views 25 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Simple paint grade lumber plane till, utilizing yellow poplar, flame birch (Thanks, Dennis Zonker!), maple and Lowe’s birch plywood (eww). Constructed with biscuits, pocket screws and Miller mini dowels. The design allows the planes to rest at a 10° angle to the wall, and is held up with a 35°/55° French cleat and 1/4˝ lag screws.

After mounting it I decided to kerf the left side to store card scrapers at eye level. I mis-lay them nearly as often as my pencils.

If you find that you need one of these (based on a design by Thos. Angle)

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you are a ways down the famed slippery slope of Neanderthalism.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.





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Quixote

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#1 posted 2125 days ago

All those suffering from plane envy raise your right hand, er… mouse…

This is great.

Q
Post edit…
I spy a pair of three’s a pair of fours, a four and a half, and a five, a 110, maybe a 220 on the far left, ( got me on the babbet on top), and out on the the left flank an 80 and a 51?

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

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Grumpy

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#2 posted 2125 days ago

That is quite a collection Douglas. Thanks for sharing.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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trifern

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#3 posted 2125 days ago

Great project Douglas. Organization is definitely something I need in my shop. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Douglas Bordner

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#4 posted 2125 days ago

Quixote, you got it bad I can tell.

In the till: A 60 1/2 low angle block with a Veritas A2 blade, a Stanley Handyman (probably a #3 if it had been a Bailey – this was my Dad’s), a Sargent #408, a Bailey #4, a Sargent #409 (Sarge), Sargent #410 (awaiting Black Parkerization) and my GrandDad’s #5. The little block plane is anyone’s guess, and the Veritas Medium shoulder plane (Love it!) are sitting atop the till walls.

Out on the left flank there’s a Stanley spokeshave, A Veritas #80-type cabinet scraper, a Stanley #271 Router plane and a Dremel tool with a Stew-Mac precision router base and 5/32 router bit.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Douglas Bordner

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#5 posted 2125 days ago

Grumpy, having a couple of planes of a given confirmation gives one the ability to have hog-off and shave-off blade settings ready to go. All of these are rehabs or parental hand-me downs (Thanks, Skip we ever you are) except the 60 1/2 and the Veritas iron. I doubt there’s enough outlay in all to account for any two Lie-Nielsens, although I can’t say I wouldn’t mind having some if I was rolling in dough.

Joe,
Thanks. I had to carefully frame the shots to keep the ever increasing chaos of my shop out of view. Just ask Deb.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#6 posted 2125 days ago

Hi Douglas, you can’t see it but my right hand is definitely raised. That’s a great collection and a great way to organize them and keep them handy all at the same time.l

One day I must make something like this for mine too.

Thanks for the post…and for the reminder for one of these to be bumped up on the project list.

-- Martin, Kansas

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Douglas Bordner

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#7 posted 2125 days ago

Thanks, Martin.

Oh and Quixote, you are right about the spokeshave being a #51. Thanks, incidentally for your service to the Nation.
Haven’t see woodland camo BDUs in a while. I couldn’t tell from the avatar just what was up in the photo.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Quixote

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#8 posted 2125 days ago

I missed the 271… I was going on the sizes, I don’t have any Sargent’s in my set, but I do have several Dunlaps (aka Craftsman).

Now you need a draw knife….

Q

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

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Douglas Bordner

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#9 posted 2125 days ago

There’s one on the hook with the two jewelers saws. the coping and hacksaws and the hammer. And there’s a Monkey Ward Lakeside #7 way over on the right flank outside the frame, with a hole drilled through the sole (must have been GrandDad’s augmentation). Ready for serious destruction er, ah, Bordnerization of perfectly good lumber.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Quixote

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#10 posted 2125 days ago

The photo was me coming home several years ago.

My boys were always so excited to see me, they would insist on carrying my gear even though it often outwieghed them. I kept this photo in my office to always remind me how it felt to have a home with family, and it reminded me why I loaded up to go again when needed.

Woodworking is not my profession.

I’m paraphrasing something Texasgaloot said a few months back that resonated within me as this ” here I come as close as I ever will again to the time I spent with my Grandparents. “

My response was something like…I’ve restored some of my grandfathers, and my fathers tools, and am teaching my children, my nieces and nephews, to work with them. In no other way can I find something that ties my past through the present into my future.

When I needed a photo for my avatar, this seemed like the perfect choice, for it reminds me how it feels to be home, and how much like home this feels.

Your till looks like a perfect home for your planes too.

Q

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

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Bob #2

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#11 posted 2125 days ago

Soon as the smoke clears in my little shop I’m going to make one too.
Nice job Doug.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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Texasgaloot

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#12 posted 2125 days ago

The plane truth is that this thing has sole! I love having your tools out in plain view and easy reach. Whenever I stop itinerating I would love something like this. BTW, you’ve got it REALLY bad whenevery you can define “YB infill plane!:

Thanks, Doug!

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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Douglas Bordner

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#13 posted 2125 days ago

You’re welcome, Tex! I guess I’m not too far gone. YB?

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Dennis Zongker

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#14 posted 2125 days ago

Great Job Douglas!!! This gives me some ideas for my hand plane’s. It’s a great feeling to know that the “barter system” is still working for us here in Nebraska. Your “barter system box” of wood is filling up. You might want to think about what kind of chocolate you will be bringing for trade.

-- Dennis Zongker

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#15 posted 2125 days ago

A very nice storage solution, & display of your collection Doug!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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