No frills plane till

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Project by RLindberry posted 11-10-2015 04:59 AM 1355 views 6 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve always had dreams of building a big, beautiful hanging tool cabinet that would fit just about everything. Lately, I’ve come to realize that if I hold out for such a cabinet, I’ll never have a place to store my tools. So, I’ve started to build functional tool storage that meets my needs, even if it isn’t a piece of cabinetry (note the chisel rack to the left and the spokeshave hanger).

This one is just a bit of alder, and some strips of black walnut. The walnut is just nailed onto the face, and the shelf is set in a housing dado. The till itself is mounted to the wall with a french cleat that is mortised into the sides. Finish is just a couple coats of BLO.

Questions & comments are always welcome.

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#1 posted 11-10-2015 03:14 PM

Very nice. I don’t know though… I’d have to say those dovetails are at lease a little bit of frills ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#2 posted 11-10-2015 06:07 PM

I like that. I have been thinking of making one similar to yours for my planes.

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#3 posted 11-10-2015 06:42 PM

Good choice of woods, Alder and Walnut are nice to work with! Have some Birch and Walnut taking up space in the shop? I seem to be in the same boat need tool storage but no time to build a hanging tool cabinet!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#4 posted 11-11-2015 02:31 PM

Looks top notch and functional!

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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