Plane Tills

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Project by Thos. Angle posted 10-13-2007 06:31 PM 6477 views 15 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve had a couple requests for information on the plane containers over my bench. Wayne dubbed them “Tills”. I guess that ’s as good a name as any. These were just made to fit the need. They are made out of what ever was laying around the shop at the time. They are glued and nailed and some screws to hold the back leg on and screws to hold the cleat on the wall I planed the cleat to match the leg. The second one is resting on the electric conduit. Just make them up to fit the planes you have and if you get more planes just make up some more. If you need one of these you’re already on the “slippery slope”.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#1 posted 10-13-2007 06:44 PM

Hey, Tom…that’s cool. The have everything right at your finger tips.


One of the other Tom’s.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 10-13-2007 07:45 PM

Wow, quite a set of planes there Thomas. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 10-13-2007 08:08 PM

You’ve got a lot of planes! That is a very nice way to organize and protect them. Thanks for sharing this with us, Tom.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#4 posted 10-13-2007 08:08 PM

LOL. Thanks, Tom. Guess I am sliding already.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#5 posted 10-13-2007 09:22 PM

I’m puffing. I just flattened one side of a 12 1/4 inch wide Sapele Board 56 inches long and another 40 inches long. I used the #5 and the new Razee Fore Plane. Took about 20 minutes to get them ready for the planer. I found out I was old and fat and soft.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 10-14-2007 12:28 AM

Tom, I would probably have needed to be removed from the shop in a wheelbarrow (or a gurney). I doubt that you are really any of those things (although perhaps a bit more so than when you were a young buck). And you’ve got a mind like a steel trap. Aging just isn’t a pretty thing, but the alternative is less attractive. I wake up sometimes wondering how I ended up with these white, scrawny old man’s legs under the pot belly.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#7 posted 10-14-2007 12:51 AM

Tom, very nice. Puts your tool within reach and view. It’s tough to get them all covered up when they are on the wall.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 10-14-2007 01:24 AM

Yeah, Karson, but from the looks of the dust I’ve been trying.

I’m having a southbound problem. Everything’s headin’ south.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#9 posted 10-14-2007 02:49 AM

Very nice tills Tom. Definately food for thought. I trying to figure out how I am going to set mine up for use.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#10 posted 10-14-2007 06:53 PM

great collection of planes

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#11 posted 10-15-2007 01:59 PM

Great design Tom, keeps them all close at hand and protected.

-- Dave Idaho

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#12 posted 10-15-2007 02:50 PM

Hi Tom:

Really enjoying all this “plane talk” the past few days from Betsy, Wayne, Mot and all the input. My direction in woodworking took me to their proper use and mostly to areas where “that tool will work for this”. My Block plane has shaved edges it shouldn’t but found it does those edges effectively and my bullnose plane has done the job of many planes. A new tool is only out of necessity and I usually find another way to build within my style. Don’s boxes have intrigued me enought to “hone up” my latent finer mixed tool skills.

I’m finding this plane talk very enjoyable….......Neil

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#13 posted 10-15-2007 03:21 PM

So do we, Neil. Believe me I haven’t thrown out the machines, just using the hand tools to enhance the product. Usually it is something that is just difficult to do with the machinery. I heard someone in a magazine mention “Blended Woodworking”. My first thought was, ” What’s that?”. As I read on it occured to me that I just assumed that everyone did like I did and just used anything that worked. I can’t do without my planes and chisels but I don’t want to do with out my table saw either. Knowing how to do it with hand tools will help you do it better with power. After I learned how to plow with a team of horses I was able to plow better with a tractor.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#14 posted 10-16-2007 12:29 AM

Good set up Tom!

I have mine in a drawer, (or drawers I guess would be more accurate).

I may reconsider that.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#15 posted 10-16-2007 03:55 AM

This way they are always in reach and on the mind. Can’t be forgotten when they are that close to your nose. LOL

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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