Handplane cabinet

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Project by JimmyS posted 01-23-2017 07:02 PM 1057 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a place to hold my favorite tools. Made it out of walnut and ambrosia maple (resawn). Finished with BLO and wax. Some may think it is a waste to use nice wood for tool storeage; I probably would as well except my wife is Not a fan of walnut. So I guess I will just have to outfit my shop with fancy cabinets (I was given a stock pile of walnut from my father in law – down sizing).

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#1 posted 01-23-2017 07:56 PM

Doesnt like walnut ?!

Here’s a good phone number for a divorce lawyer.

Great looking till ya made there.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#2 posted 01-23-2017 08:37 PM

This is a very beautiful and well executed storage cabinet for your planes. I like the choice of woods.

-- Bernard Delaey, Belgium -

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#3 posted 01-23-2017 08:40 PM

Very nice! I really like the look of the Maple against the walnut!

Also, instead of having to use above referenced number, if you need to get rid of some of that Walnut, I’m a fan of it and would feel better helping your marriage!!

Bill C.

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#4 posted 01-23-2017 11:11 PM

Hysterical, great looking cabinet

Doesnt like walnut ?!

Here s a good phone number for a divorce lawyer.

- chrisstef

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#5 posted 01-24-2017 12:37 AM

Very nice design and your craftsmanship looks great. Also like the contact in wood color.
I was trying to figure out how the planes stay in place while it stands vertically.

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#6 posted 01-24-2017 02:11 AM

Thanks for the nice words, I think she is a little crazy as well, but she does like Cherry which would be grounds for separation if she didn’t.

Remdds, the cabinet is deep enough for the planes to lay on their sides.

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#7 posted 01-24-2017 02:16 AM

Yep, the wife is the problem. Not the wood or your craftsmanship.

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#8 posted 01-24-2017 01:05 PM

Nice. Simple. Elegant. My plan is to eventually outfit my shop (Man Cave Le Outside) with nice looking cabinets. Why Not? Mine as well enjoy your favorite space, right?

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#9 posted 01-24-2017 05:24 PM

This is a beautiful tool cabinet and a nice addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 01-25-2017 04:02 PM

beautiful wood

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