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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.
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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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#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!
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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.
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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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#10 posted 02-01-2011 04:10 PM
Thats sexy.The cabinet, the planes, shes got it going on.
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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
#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.
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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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