Wine box, plane cabinet 3.

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Project by mafe posted 06-25-2010 09:13 PM 7584 views 12 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wine box, plane cabinet 3.
Never ending story!

So now it was time to make a home for the rest of my metal planes, time for another wine box back to life cabinet. It will later be hung on the wall on French clead. Something like this.

But it will not be the end of this adventure, I still have to make cabinets for my wooden planes, and also the rest of my tools! But it will be the last post in this series. (Perhaps one day a how to, on some of the details).
And also the end of my ‘building up a plane collection’ for now (Still looking for a side rebate plane at a fair price)...

You can read more of the project in my projects Tool cabinet 'old wine in old boxes' ,
Wine box, plane cabinet 2.' , Wine box, plane cabinet 4.' .

This one some shelfs, since it could optimize the space better.

[For the nerds: Stanley no 78, Record no 311, Stanley no 10, Stanley sweetheart no 62 (my last ebay wonder), no 2 plane, Circular plane no 20, some small no 100 planes (I love these), A Stanley and a Record no 80 cabinet scraper, spokeshaves Stanley no 63 & 64, a large straight spokeshave, some cabinet scrabers and 2 x burnisher]

(Picture 1 updated August2010)

Hope it can be to some inspiration,


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

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#1 posted 06-25-2010 09:23 PM

Just how many planes do you own, and how many do you need? (This coming from a guy with 8 pairs of hiking boots). I like the way you compartmentalized your planes in each box. Do the boxes hang on the wall or stack up on the bench?

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#2 posted 06-25-2010 09:36 PM

The boxes are hanging on the wall (soon), on French cladding, it’s the plan to do that with all my tools.
I have no idea how many I own (allmost enough), but I find them all so interesting, wonderful, and a joy to use.
How many do I need? Probaly only a good block plane like the 60,5, a no. 4, a little bullnose plane, and perhaps a no. 6 (don’t tell my girlfriend, she think all ready I’m nuts).
It’s a old dream for me, and since I have to retire due to health from my field as a architect, I decided it was the time now to complete the dream, and start some woodworking.
(We say in Denmark: ‘half the job are the right tools’ – so I guess I have a chance for doing something right!)
I have only one pair of Hiking boots…

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

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#3 posted 06-25-2010 10:00 PM

yaah I´m with richard…..........:—))............allmost
but I thought you just started out with collecting….....gess I´M wrong as usual :—)
it´s going mto bee a realy niiiice little collection you have congrat´s with them all
not that I´M greeeeeeeen of envy , not even started to change colour, still dark green…LOL

thank´s for sharing your boxes and how you recycle things
take care Mads


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#4 posted 06-25-2010 10:07 PM

Hmmmm maybe if I get my wife more wine in wood boxes, she’ll be more inclined to let me buy some more planes. Mafe you are really onto something here. Cheers.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 06-25-2010 10:54 PM

I’m more of a beer drinker. I wonder if there is a brand of beer that comes in wooden boxes. Oh well. Mafe, Nice collection of planes and very nice and creative use of the boxes for storing them. When you get all of your boxes finished and hung on the wall, be sure to post new pictures of your shop. Don’t worry about having too many tools. Just look at my signature. below.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#6 posted 06-25-2010 11:36 PM

Hi Mads. I’m wondering if the routine is that you buy the box , drink the wine inside it and then make the tool box. If so, this could be a dangerous, albeit fun way to build up your tool collection. On the other hand drinking too much and constantly wanting new tools (or used ones in your case) might be addictive. If you ever feel you need help with this addiction just let me know and I will be glad to solve at least half of the problem by taking over your tools. I’m on call day or night.

Nice job on the cabinet (as usual). Something that requires celebration and a toast. Skål!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 06-26-2010 06:42 PM

Nice compartments.

I do not have any hiking boots either. Though I could use some especially in bad weather and the hike from my house to the shop can be very muddy to say the least.

I only have 4 planes, but 31 chisels if they count

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#8 posted 06-26-2010 09:25 PM

Mafe, my friend… I’m sure you posted this one just to make me jealous….Man, you sure got some beauties in there… I’ll kill for one of those no. 100 babies!... better make sure I never know your address… ;~)

Did you know the study of planes is called : Rykenology. Remember, you deserve this!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#9 posted 06-27-2010 01:07 AM

Div what will you give in bribe ….....LOL

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#10 posted 06-27-2010 01:23 AM

Very nice

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#11 posted 06-27-2010 01:31 AM

Good use for a heavy duty wine box

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#12 posted 06-27-2010 07:08 PM

Cool way of recycling a good ole box!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#13 posted 06-27-2010 07:38 PM

Dennis: I collected app. since I started on LJ, so you are not all wrong – I’m fast and impatient, not a type that spend too many years on decisions, and this was a old wish and investment in the future for me (you know my history of illness)... Stay green, it’s not a bad collour, now with global warming and so… – and since you are a honest man, ‘be quiet’. ;-)
Swirt: Yes some nice wine in the wife, makes it easier to fill the empty boxes with planes – and can also suggest flowers.
docholladay: I have no worry, I have inspred by your words begun to say: ‘the one who dies with the most vintage tools wins’! I’m sure if your wife likes beer, this is also a exelent lubricant for tools…
Mike: I have started in rehab now, e-bay rehab, and I’m quite sucessfull. I will put you in my will if you want!
Norman: Every tool counts, if it makes you smile.
Div: Yes I postet only to make you blue of envy, and I did not even sucess, and I’m happy. No I never heart of this word. – and I will give you my adress every day, since I know I can trust you my friend.
Everyone: thank you for the coments, and the smiles you brought me!
Best thoughts,

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

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#14 posted 06-27-2010 10:27 PM

well Mads the only different is I still struggel with my unplaned closing of a business in 2006
and those things cost big money to do and takes a little time to pay back
but in a copple of years you have to watch i´ll come back and then we can fight over
the tools…...... :—))

as you can hear clearly i mean you deserve every oppetunity to get desent tool cheap
good luck with it my freind

this moment I´m sitting at my moms place between århus and silkeborg
delivering my daughter for a two weeks holiday

how does your plans go about the southfyn

take care

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#15 posted 06-27-2010 11:43 PM

Hi Dennis,
I’m the same, I have a big dept for the bank after getting sick and selling my houses under the economical crisis, but I have desided to do this for me now, to make time more ‘sweet’ on the way back. So the difference are not so big at the end… I just decided to be unrational for a while, and some old ‘feriepenge’ came to payment, so I put them all aside for this.

But you do not need a lot of tools for doing some wonderful woodworking, a no 4, a saw, and some blue, or even a knife and a stick, and you can do little miracles with a old pallet.

I will never fight you over the tools my friend, I’m lover not a fighter, and I don’t have the envy geno in my DNA, I can be as happy for others than for my self.

Yes I know you are there with a good heart, and I will help you in every way I can when you are ready my friend.

I’m going to Langeland in one week, and I look very much forward, so perhaps you will have a visit, if you are home, and the door are open.

Best thoughts,

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

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