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Project by mikedddd posted 02-01-2011 06:07 AM 1722 views 8 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been wanting to build something to store my hand planes in for awhile now. I came up with this. I used materials I had in the shop, Maple, Red Oak, Pine, Pupleheart and a piece of Baltic Birch for the back. Thanks for having a look.

-- Mike





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Pawky

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#1 posted 02-01-2011 06:23 AM

The pattern on the purple heart is very interesting. It definitely pulls your attention to it :)

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learnin2do

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#2 posted 02-01-2011 06:29 AM

Where on earth did you get so much purple heart? -that is incredibly beautiful! At first i thought how it is a shame more folks won’t see such a beautiful piece, but, I suppose with the amount of time spent in them, we should make our shops appealing as well!

-- christine

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#3 posted 02-01-2011 07:08 AM

Gorgeous!!!....inside and out

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#4 posted 02-01-2011 07:35 AM

Please explain the purple heart pattern.

Great looking box and I love the way those planes sit in there, but what happens when you get another plane?

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#5 posted 02-01-2011 12:48 PM

Looks great! Love the doors.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 02-01-2011 01:22 PM

Nice job. The cabinet compliments you plane collection.

-- Marc

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#7 posted 02-01-2011 03:04 PM

Looks to me like one fine home for some treasured tools. Well done Mike!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#8 posted 02-01-2011 03:44 PM

I’m not sure which is more beautiful the cabinet or the planes. I’d love to have both. Good job.

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#9 posted 02-01-2011 03:54 PM

Nothin PLANE about it … nice work!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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woodzy

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#10 posted 02-01-2011 04:10 PM

Thats sexy.The cabinet, the planes, shes got it going on.

Great job.

-- Anthony

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#11 posted 02-01-2011 04:40 PM

Great job,thanks for posting I need to do this for my planes.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#12 posted 02-01-2011 05:20 PM

What a great looking plane till. The doors…well there just aren’t enough words.

-- 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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mikedddd

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#13 posted 02-01-2011 05:52 PM

Thanks everyone for the replies. For anyone interested in how I made the pattern on the doors please just have a look at my router table in my projects. Brandon I already have that problem, I have other planes in drawers, maybe another box one day.

-- Mike

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jusfine

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#14 posted 02-01-2011 08:02 PM

Great job! My first thought when looking at the interior was “No room for expansion!”.

I am scared to build one as I know if I leave room I will be looking for a new plane to fill it… :)

Well done, Mike!

learnin2do, if you want some purpleheart, send me a message, I have much more than I will likely ever use…

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#15 posted 02-01-2011 10:31 PM

I like the pattern in the doors. I wish I had so much exotic wood that I could call that piece of purpleheart a leftover.

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