Plane Storage Cabinet

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Project by Marc5 posted 12-07-2010 12:13 AM 6904 views 13 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have made a promise to myself to get organized this year I have begun. I seen this in a magazine I think last year and cut it out because I thought hanging the planes from boot laces was a unique way to store the planes. I used poplar, pine plywood and a little birch because I had it on hand. I haven’t cut dovetails in a while so I decided to do it on this and surprisingly they did not turn out to bad. The finish was an afterthought and man does it shows. I had a small amount of conditioner and guess what? Not enough It took to much time applying the stain and the conditioner obviously dried causing most of the irregularities, frustration was the rest. In hindsight, this could have been partially assembled, then finished and maybe it would have looked better. The good thing is it is in my shop and will serve its purpose and for that I am happy.

Happy Holidays All.

-- Marc

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#1 posted 12-07-2010 12:17 AM

Now that is smart.
I may “Borrow” this idea if you don’t mind?


-- 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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#2 posted 12-07-2010 12:19 AM

need to make something similar…and add chisel storage too. Thanks for the ideas

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]

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#3 posted 12-07-2010 12:36 AM

Nice Idea, at first i thought “oh no rubber Bands break from time to time” then I noticed you said bootlaces!!!

Good Job :)

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

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#4 posted 12-07-2010 12:45 AM

I also had the rubberband thought flash before my eyes…LOL …Shall we assume the laces are leather ?
Nice job and it appears that you are well on your way to becoming organized….well , at least you’re way ahead of me : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 12-07-2010 01:52 AM

Nice idea!

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#6 posted 12-07-2010 05:52 AM

Nice looking plane till.

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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#7 posted 12-07-2010 06:57 AM

Looks great Marc.

-- - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#8 posted 12-07-2010 12:30 PM

looks good from here, hanging with boot laces is a good idea.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 12-07-2010 02:59 PM

looks good, i’ll get around to organising my planes one day…

-- Daniel -

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#10 posted 12-07-2010 05:06 PM

I need to organize my planes too. Yours turned out very well…

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#11 posted 12-07-2010 05:26 PM

Article is from “Fine Woodworking” # 209.

-- Bob, Cape Breton

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#12 posted 12-07-2010 05:40 PM

I have wanted to build something to hold my planes and this looks the perfect size and design for what I have. I think I will go with this design. Thanks for posting.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#13 posted 12-07-2010 08:52 PM

Plain? Looks pretty fancy to me! LOL

Nice job.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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