Hand Plane Cabinet

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Project by kbiniowa posted 01-16-2016 05:47 PM 2190 views 7 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Hand Plane cabinet is made of 3/4” walnut using 1/2” oak plywood for the cabinet’s back. The design I obtained from Chris Gochnour’s article in Fine Woodworking Magazine.

The planes are held in the trays as the back is mounted at 95 degrees and a leather boot lace slings around the plane.

This was a fun project that providing for safe and handy storage of expensive hand planes.

As the rack is quite heavy when “fully loaded” it is mounted to the wall using a french cleat.

Once constructed, I applied danish oil as a finish.

-- Keith - Iowa

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#1 posted 01-16-2016 06:18 PM

Very nice work. I just can’t bring myself to rely on leather slings like that, but that’s more irrational than based on the real chance they’d fall out of the till.

What joinery did you use at the corners?

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#2 posted 01-16-2016 08:47 PM

You have done a very nice job on this.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 01-16-2016 11:12 PM

The top and bottom shelves are joined using rabbeted dados. The middle shelf is a simple dado. The back is held in by dados cut at 85 and 95 degrees with angled dados running down the sides.

-- Keith - Iowa

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#4 posted 01-18-2016 01:03 PM

Nice work. Nice collection of hand planes as well

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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