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Project by docholladay posted 09-20-2010 05:18 AM 2551 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is two simple little shop storage items. The first one is a cabinet to store my planes in. This actually was a little cabinet that my father in law was going to throw away when he was moving recently. I modified the cabinet slightly so I could mount it one the wall and I am using it as a way to store my hand planes. However, My plane collection is rapidly outgrowing this little cabinet so I may have to come up with something else before too long. The second picture is a rack that I made from some scraps of oak that I had to hold these antique chisels that I found in a flee market and brought them back to life. I had always wanted to have a skewed blade bench chisel. I just could never bring myself to pay for a nice new one. Anway, I got these chisels for about $4 each so I took two of them and ground them at a skewed angle and they come in very handy for cleaning out in a tight space.



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

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#1 posted 09-20-2010 05:25 AM

I think you’ve set a new record for the number of projects posted on one page.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#2 posted 09-20-2010 05:31 AM

Nice tool storage.

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#3 posted 09-20-2010 05:34 AM

I’ve been saving up projects so I could set that record. Actually, these really are projects that I have done over the past month or two that I just haven’t gotten around to posting.

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

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#4 posted 09-20-2010 08:27 AM

Nice plane collection.
I looooove them old planes,
Oh yea, and nice storrage.
Best thoughts,

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

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#5 posted 09-20-2010 08:29 AM

I wish I could be as tidy. :)

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#6 posted 09-20-2010 01:55 PM

Doc, all that looks great and I like those chisels. When you get ready to add more plane storage think about making some cabinets with drawers. You can get 24 in drawer slides and you can store a lot of planes in a neat and orderly way in a drawer unit. Also it helps keep the air and dust away and you can also put some silica gel in each drawer to protect them from moisture.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 09-20-2010 04:21 PM

good job….......additional storage is always a plus…....especially if you have limited space!

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#8 posted 09-20-2010 07:02 PM

free-bee is always great Doc :-)
and a nice little collection you have there

thank´s for sharing


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#9 posted 09-20-2010 09:37 PM

Niiiiice plane collection, I also looove the old planes. :^D

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

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