A home for wayward handplanes.

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Project by bandit571 posted 12-06-2014 07:40 PM 1797 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

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#1 posted 12-06-2014 07:54 PM

Truth be told….
A project is not done…. Until it is finished!!!
It is your call….
However, sometimes supplies are best kept for “presentation pieces”!!!

A “safe house” for the wayward planes, is a great idea….
Wouldn’t want them to be “swayed” into a dangerous situation!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 12-06-2014 08:13 PM

Is the next thing on you bucket list, a tool cabinet to put the plane till in?

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#3 posted 12-06-2014 09:59 PM

Nicely corralled, Bandit. I’d have to ‘finish’ it. It’d taunt me every time I looked at it, otherwise. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 12-06-2014 11:18 PM

You got 2 things going here. First a great home for the planes. Second, that’s a great collection of planes. Organization is good.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 12-07-2014 01:57 AM

Looks like a nice till. I’m leaving mine unfinished, since it’s huge. It’s made from mostly plywood and thin pieces, so wood movement isn’t much of an issue.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#6 posted 12-08-2014 05:56 PM

Nice till !!!

At least now they won’t walk off the bench to hit the floor.

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#7 posted 12-08-2014 06:33 PM

Nice looking home for those planes , I only own 2 planes so I don’t have a problem with where to put them.

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#8 posted 12-08-2014 06:44 PM

I like it a lot. But you didn’t leave much room for future purchases!!!

(Yup, needs finish)

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