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Till for my growing collection of wooden planes

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Project by kaerlighedsbamsen posted 09-18-2015 03:35 PM 1615 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My small workshop is in an cowered terrasse and there is no heating in the winter. The sides are open at the top so the snow can sometimes blow in as well. Therefore i keep the more sesitive tools indoor and since my plane collection has grown this started to occupy a lot of space. The perfect excuse for a nice little project!

Had some nice shelves that came off a 1890’ies dresser made from dense pine. Made the vertical parts from larch, a timber I am getting increasingly fond of and planes nicely. The shelves just sit in a rebate and glued in a dowel for extra measure. No fasteners.

For the color i wanted something dark to contrast the planes. Have experimented with different kinds of stains, dissolved paints etc to make conifers blackish but found no solution that did not make a uenven color, blotched or just looked like thick paint. Then i dawned on me that wood and leather shares a lot of characteristics and this summer i used a leather stain for the seat of my motocycle with great result. This rubbed on perfectly with a cloth and with 2 coats of floor warnish looked just right.

Think it all works nicely and i even found place for my growing pile of woodworking and design books.

Let me know what you think!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda





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Grumpymike

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#1 posted 09-18-2015 10:57 PM

Wonderful collection of vintage planes and a great display till.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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Combo Prof

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#2 posted 09-18-2015 11:17 PM

Nice display, but I particularly like the book labeled MATH :-)

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#3 posted 09-19-2015 07:33 AM

Thanks guys!
Don: The book is this one: http://www.amazon.com/Workshop-Math-Robert-Scharff/dp/0806958022 All the weird calculations you could ewer meet in a workshop or worksite

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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CFrye

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#4 posted 09-19-2015 02:22 PM

Very nice display! The color is wonderful. Looks like you need to start on the second one, soon. The plane with the wingnut in the side (top right in the first picture), is that a router plane? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#5 posted 09-19-2015 07:29 PM

Thanks Candy!
Yes, the plane with the wing nut is a router plane. This one of traditional north European pattern like for instance this one

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 09-20-2015 01:09 AM

Nice till for all those good looking planes!! Great collection.

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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SPalm

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#7 posted 09-20-2015 11:39 AM

Classy work sir, very classy.
I like the idea of the leather stain. Looks great.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#8 posted 09-20-2015 02:50 PM

Thanks gyus!
@Steve: Think this is the first time ewer anyone have called my work “classy” I take it as a great compliment!

Had fun making it and of all the furniture i have made this is by far the quickest. You sure save a lot of time using water based finishes and not having to wait for oil to dry. Stain and 2 layers of warnish in just 7 hours…

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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TheTurtleCarpenter

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#9 posted 09-22-2015 05:36 AM

That’s a great looking display you have. As a fellow collector I think it’s reasonable that we display our collection in the house. My wife has a whole room to herself to display her China, (The Dining Room). I’ll share a photo I found elsewhere that I really like.
Here is my setup in the garage. Maybe someday I’ll switch out my wife’s China and put my planes in her China cabinet and the China in the garage. !!

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky

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madts

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#10 posted 09-22-2015 01:09 PM

Looks very nice and practical, Bamse. I like the shoe-shine job.

Madts.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#11 posted 09-22-2015 03:19 PM

@TurtleCarpenter: With such a nice collection i think that it would be most appropriate that the china goes to the garage and the planes indoor!
@Madts: Thanks! Used the stuff for another project today and it works superbly. Now i just need to wait for some years to see if it allso age well..

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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majuvla

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#12 posted 09-22-2015 06:05 PM

Nice collection and beautiful presented. I have similar collection of old planes, drills, squares and other old tool. Unfortunately they all need restauration, so they just hang on the wall. Some day I want to make them usable.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#13 posted 09-22-2015 08:46 PM

Thanks, Ivan!
Hope that you find the time to make your collection useable again. There is so much character and history in old gear. – and please show us how it goes!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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mafe

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#14 posted 04-18-2016 08:33 PM

I think it’s lovely, really love the contrast between the wood and the black, warm and clear.
Lovely work, lovely to look at, lovely tools, what more can one wish.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#15 posted 04-19-2016 08:09 AM

Thanks Mads! Got to sorround ourself with things that make us happy!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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