|Project by bandit571||posted 12-06-2014 07:40 PM||1869 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
Had a shelf to sit a few “ready use” planes on. Bad news was a grinder shared the shelf. With the grinder being used, the planes would try to “walk” away. Needed something a little better
Had a 7” wide plank of pine, and some other scraps sitting around. Laid out the angle the longest of the planes could sit at. Had enough to make two sides, plus a 23” long “bottom”. Cut the sides, and used a plane to even the saw marks out. Counter-bored screws to attach the sides to the bottom. Some 2×2s for a pair of feet. Added a top stretcher with a waney 1×2. Planed the wane part smooth. Added a mid stretcher of a scrap 1×4.
Had a sheet of 1/4” (maybe) Luann plywood, about 24” x 24”. nailed it along one edge, used a clap to pull the whole mess into maybe square. And nail the rest of the sides off. Photo #5 shows the molding I had on hand, called Cap molding. The bottom board did stick out a bit, and the cap mold went over that. That is a 18” DE6c sitting there. Added a strip up each side, to cover where the plywood didn’t cover. Then, nailed off a seond strip to add a decent edge. That way, the planes could rest against the edge. Addeda few leftover scraps of molding to house the block planes. Screwed the till, as it is called, to the shelf where they used to sit. Turned on the grinder…...nothing moved.
Glue, screws, small nails, and a few scraps of wood. Home for most of the iron bodied planes.
Think I should add a finish?
-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use