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Tool cabinet ‘old wine in old boxes’...
As some of you have seen, I bought some old planes (Stanley and Record), mainly from England.
So I desided to build a trditional cabinet for them. BUT – I had some old wine boxes in the workshop, and could not stop to play with this new recycle idea… So here are the result!
As you can see on the photos all are made from some scrap wood, and all I had to buy was some piano hings and a lock mecanism. All are are glued, simply shot with visible holes with a nail gun, and at the end tree layers on varnish. I used the back of the box as front, and put a 9mm plywood in the back to be sure to have the strenghs to hold the planes.

I’m planing now to make some more, acually to make it into a system for the whole wall, in that way it will be easy when I’m going to move one day, all will be in handy size boxes.
It will all be hung on a wall cleat system / French cladding.
Something like this.
Look here at Wine box, plane cabinet 2. and Wine box, plane cabinet 3 , Wine box, plane cabinet 4.' .

And as you can see, I selebrated with a glass of is cold white wine.

[For the nerds: Door: 2 x no 100 squirrel tail handle mini planes, 2 x no 100 mini planes, Stanley block plane 9 1/5, Rapier 14 (Stanley no 130), Record 130 rebuild for chisel plane, Stanley block planes 60 1/5, Stanley 220, Stanley 102, mini plane with shaving blade, Hobbies mini plane, Footprint schisel plane and a Veritas apron P2207. Cabinet: Record no 6, Stanley 75 bullnose, Darex (Stanley 90 J) bullnose, Record no 5, Stanley no 4 corrigated sole, Stanley no 2 sweetheart (she sure are sweet), Stanley no 4, and a Stanley no 3. Finally hanging from the planehanger a Record no 7.]

Hope it can be to some inspiration,
MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.





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Rasta

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#1 posted 1610 days ago

Very nice

-- Roscoe in Iowa

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Chase

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#2 posted 1610 days ago

great use of recycling. Also I like how compact and efficient the storage came out.

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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stefang

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#3 posted 1610 days ago

Very Nice cabinet Mads. I do envy you those planes. My collection consists of a stanley block plane, a Stanley no.5 Jack plane and a Stanley/Bailey no. 4 smoother. Plus I have a rebate plane and another cheapie no. 4. I dropped my Jack plane on the cement floor of my shop in our last house many years ago and broke a big piece out of one side. It still works well though.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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dfdye

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#4 posted 1610 days ago

Excellent recycling project! (Wish I had a hand helping empty the box, though I generally prefer dry reds!)

-- David from Indiana --

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Dennisgrosen

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#5 posted 1610 days ago

Niiice recycling Mads
I will see if I can get some of those
becourse we have put our house on the market
and will move in the near future and there have
a real handi size for transportation tools/misc. in
and will protect them well

thankĀ“s for sharing this tip with us

Dennis

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DaddyZ

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#6 posted 1610 days ago

Look at all the little drawers, Nice Planes by the way.

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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jhannum

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#7 posted 1610 days ago

Nice cabinet…and a great plane collection

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bigike

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#8 posted 1610 days ago

great work. i built one of these for my set of planes but now i need a new one cuz the set got larger.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Ollie

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#9 posted 1610 days ago

Lovely cabinet but, as an Englishman can I just say stop stealing our planes, I need them. lol

-- Ollie, UK.

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CSlabon

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#10 posted 1610 days ago

I like the thought of a glass of wine. Very nice cabinet too.

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Gar

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#11 posted 1610 days ago

Good job Mafe. The part I like best is the rabbits to hook the sole edge in. I couldn’t figure out how you had them standing up in the doors. Then I saw the piece with the rabbit and the light went on. Very ingenious idea. I was tryimg to think of what to do with mine now I know

-- GAR

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mafe

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#12 posted 1610 days ago

Hi guys,
Thank a lot for the comments.
Stefang – yes I desided to something for me, now that I will probaly end on a early retirement, it will be a chance for me to seek new challanges, and to explore old dreams.
Ollie – I’m sorry, but I’m very guilty, I even bought some in US, and in France… So I’m guilty as hell…
Dennis – they usually have plenty of these boxes in the local Irma, you just have to ask the vine guy in a nice way.
Gar – I think it’s something I have seen when I was a kid, where I used to be a visitor sometimes, in a wonderful old capernters place, it was probaly also here my passion was based. I think arround 10 we were using the big machines there, to make hommade gettoblasers, since we did not have so much mony, and my friend had a wonderful caroenter uncle.
DaddyZ – I admire you spotting all my little drawers of bolts, screws, washers and so on, I was lucky to buy 10 of these completly full of all sorts of wonderful stuff for 40 dollar, it was a guy that made a garage clear out.
Bigike – yes I’m sur it will be the same problem, it was part of the reason why I choose this system, because then it can just grow with another cabinet, and another, and another, and another, and another, and another, and another….
And yes it’s a pleasure to empty some of these bottles, I love the Zinfandel of California, so it’s not only inspiration I get from US.
Have a nice weekend.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Woodfix

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#13 posted 1609 days ago

very nice, hope the wine lived up to the nice boxes it was in.

-- Living is a constant gamble, life is about working the odds in your favour

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Steffen

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#14 posted 1573 days ago

I like your cabinet…I should consider this kind of configuration. I had planned to mount some walnut to the door of the cabinet and put some of my chisels there….

You got a lot of tools in that small space…

-- Steffen - Kirkland, WA

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naomi weiss

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#15 posted 1560 days ago

So cool! The rustic wine box look is really nice. But can i ask a silly question? How do the planes stay up?

-- 'Humility is a duty in great ones, as well as in idiots'--Jeremy Taylor

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