Hand Plane Storage

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Project by JerryinCreek posted 12-09-2015 04:12 PM 1080 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I only have a modest collection of hand planes but wanted a way to store and display them, so I designed this cabinet constructed with Ash. The cabinet is assembled using an Infinity Lock Miter router bit. The shelves (3 1/4” deep) are adjustable using brass shelf pins. The drawers have Cherry fronts. The doors are made with plexiglass for safety and mounted with Blum Euro hinges. The cabinet is hung on a 1/2” French cleat.

Thanks for looking!

-- Jerry, Johnson Creek, WI "If it was meant to be different it would be."

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#1 posted 12-09-2015 04:35 PM

Looks great, Jerry. Only problem is you don’t have a lot of room for expansion. :-)

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#2 posted 12-09-2015 04:38 PM

Beautiful, Jerry. I would used the same grain in both door´s frames for symmetry. I love ash.

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria),

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#3 posted 12-09-2015 04:45 PM

Thanks Jay, I did think about expansion and don’t foresee adding many planes in the future.
Isra, thanks for your comment. I will keep that in mind goind forward. Love the input as I am still learning!
Thanks both!

-- Jerry, Johnson Creek, WI "If it was meant to be different it would be."

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#4 posted 12-09-2015 05:34 PM

Great work. I like the design and might have to use it for my own shop. Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 12-09-2015 05:42 PM

Realy nice and clean lines. Very well organised.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 12-09-2015 11:08 PM

Nice display for the planes!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 12-10-2015 01:08 AM

Hey Jer – great display case. Sure beats storing them in a cardboard box like I do. Love the glass (plexi) doors. When you splurge for the best planes they should be seen. Another future project for me.

-- Don, Silver City New Mexico, parsimony, utility and elegance - blueprint for any project.

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#8 posted 12-10-2015 03:52 PM

Great case, and nice collection!!

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

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#9 posted 12-10-2015 07:45 PM


-- bkseitz, Washington "if everything is going well, you've obviously overlooked something"

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