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Project by CartersWhittling posted 1077 days ago 2459 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cabinet I built to hold my handplanes behind my workbench. Its 24” wide by 36” tall and 6” deep. The sides are dovetailed together and the fame and panel back is in a rabbet. The panel in the back is made up of two pine boards which I hand planed flat. The rest of the cabinet is made with poplar and finished with just 2 coats of Danish oil. I used a wooden adjustable shelf system I saw in a Fine Woodworking Magazine. I put nosing on the shelfs for extra strength, but primarily to keep the planes from sliding off. I have two french cleats on the back screwed and glued to the back frame which hold the cabinet to the wall.

This is my second project using dovetails and the first time I made a frame and panel door/back. I learnt a lot during this build and thought I would share some mistakes I made, and things I learnt.
New skills gained
- I used the “book match” technique to plane the glueing faces together to create a seamless joint for the back panel.
- Flattening a wide planel by hand. I had done some lumber preperation by hand for fun/practice before, but this was the first time for a project.
- Frame and panel joinery.
Mistakes made
-The joinery for the back frame. I cut bridle joints by hand and the joints have some unattractive gaps in them. Luckily the edges are concealed in the rabbet which the back sits in.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23





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Gary

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#1 posted 1077 days ago

Nicely done.
I like the adjustable shelf standards.

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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Div

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#2 posted 1077 days ago

A cosy home for some serious beauties!

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

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CodyM

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#3 posted 1077 days ago

Very nice. More inspiration and ideas for my future handplane cabinet.

-- Cody - Salt Lake City, UT

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Chelios

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#4 posted 1077 days ago

Very nice!

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christopheralan

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#5 posted 1077 days ago

Well done! Looks great man!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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amat55

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#6 posted 1050 days ago

Love the case,thanks for the Ideas.

-- "Well done is better than well said"

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bigike

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#7 posted 1050 days ago

nice

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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TDog

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#8 posted 720 days ago

Great planes and nice storage solution

-- "So many projects...so little time..." Psalm 23

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KOVA

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#9 posted 610 days ago

HERMOSO GABINETE CARTER Y ESE SISTEMA DE GANCHO PARA LOS ESTANTES, NUNCA LO HAB√ćA VISTO Y ES ALGO MUY INGENIOSO ;-D
TE MANDO UN ABRAZO DESDE ARGENTINA!!!!!

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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