|Project by Quixote||posted 1845 days ago||2484 views||2 times favorited||15 comments|
My planes used to live in a drawer in my toolbox, or in my travel box.
I was inspired by Douglas Bordner’s plane till, < http://lumberjocks.com/projects/10143 > ( who I understand was inspired by Thomas Angle’s collection < http://lumberjocks.com/projects/3018 ).
In concept I wanted something a little more flexible in arrangement, and in practice perhaps a little quicker to build.
I had a single board that I had salvaged from an old workbench. Using my deWalt planer, this board demolished a set of blades but it pulled out some character that I had no idea how to incorporate into anything else I was working on. As tough as this was on the deWalt, I thought of how glad I was that I wasn’t trying to sweat through this with a hand plane. Then it struck me that the perfect use for this would be as a plane hanger.
Just imagine how grateful all these old Stanley’s are that I didn’t make them do this piece? I didn’t want to hide any of the character, so with a little strategic placing of the hanger pegs, I get to display the character of the wood along with some of my traditional tools.
Pegs are 1/2” hardwood, 4 “ in length 3 1/4” exposed. Holes drilled with a 6” spacing at 6* angle. Block planes are on 3/8” hardwood, 4” length at a 4” spacing. Very light Early American stain with one coat of tung oil finish. Held to wall studs with 3” drywall screws. Entire unit can transfer to new workshop emerging from the basement clutter soon.
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