|Project by bluekingfisher||posted 02-21-2016 08:22 PM||964 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
My collection of hand planes has out grown the storage space so I built another one this weekend to house them.
I have built several in the past with different materials, this one is made from 18mm BB ply carcass and shelves while the back panel is 12 mm BB ply. The dividing strips are solid Birch ripped down from some left over birch flooring to 19mm x 10mm.
It may not be immediately apparent but the plane had to fit between the two windows of my shop. I had to squeeze the till into 463mm, which but more luck than judgement ended up with a snug push fit between the window trim.
On my last two till I made the depth 410mm this meant I could angle the back board at 5 degrees. This I found to be a little too upright. I estimated 9 degrees to be perfect. This meant the depth had to be be 158mm. The overall height is 905 mm.. A little longer than the previous one but I wanted to allow the LA Jack shown in the photos to stand upright rather than lie on its side.
The joinery is simple housing joints. The back panel sits in a 12 m. X 6 mm dado routed into the sides top and bottom.
I used a 12mm pattern bit in a router with a straight edge.
Above the sides laid out with the housing cut out.
Laying out the angle for the housing to hold the back panel.
Using a straight edge to cut the housing with the router.
Simple housings are good enough to hold the carcass together.
Sorry guys, having massive problems loading images with the iPad.
I’ll have to cut the tale short due to the iPad mucking me around.
Assembled ready for poly top coats.
The till was hung using a French cleat system which also had to be ripped at 9 degrees to mate the back panel. Note the wall plate already screwed to the wall
Anyway, I ve had enough of this iPad, I hope you can make sense of it all.
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