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Project by need2boat posted 05-23-2011 04:01 AM 2268 views 7 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In my small shop space is hard to come buy so I decided to build something to hold my bench planes. This design was in Finewoodworking number 209 and I like it over some of the other designs I looked at. My wall wouldn’t allow bottom shelf but it was easy enough to subtract it from the plans and I already have a wall shelf below.

-- Second Chance Saw Works http://www.secondchancesawworks.com Blog: Positive Rake http://www.positiverake.com





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WayneC

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#1 posted 05-23-2011 04:02 AM

Very nice little rack. Thanks for sharing.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 05-23-2011 04:20 AM

This is well done! Bravo!
I saw the same plan, what type of wood did you use?

-- Keith - Iowa

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#3 posted 05-23-2011 04:28 AM

That looks to be a nice bed for your planes. Good job;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#4 posted 05-23-2011 08:37 AM

That is a wonderful rack, I love the leather stings, I will consider this when I rebuild my shopwall, I think it is elegant and it takes minimum space. Does it hang all straight or with a slight angel?
(Its not all different from what I do http://lumberjocks.com/projects/33850 ).
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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#5 posted 05-23-2011 03:28 PM

Looks great. I could not help but notice that you have two Stanley Sweetheart blocks planes. Any difference between the two? (that’s got to be one of my favorite production planes, it so comfortable to use)

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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need2boat

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#6 posted 05-23-2011 04:50 PM

Hey Keith the wood I used is ambrosia maple. I bought about 75 bf of it from a local guy who had it sitting for 5 or 10 years. Some of it’s useless but the price was right and it works great for shop stuff. This being a new space for me it’s worked out great.

Mafe The rack is tilted back. If you take a look at the second pic you can kind of see it. At first I thought the slight angle wouldn’t do much but now that it’s up I find it works well.

Joe

-- Second Chance Saw Works http://www.secondchancesawworks.com Blog: Positive Rake http://www.positiverake.com

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mafe

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#7 posted 05-23-2011 07:21 PM

Ahhh yes I see, app 1 1/2 or so on the full hight. I think it is a beautiful setup.
I never get tired at looking at the 62 it is for me probaly the most beautiful handplane ever made.
Best thoughts,
MaFe

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

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need2boat

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#8 posted 05-23-2011 07:31 PM

I would agree. The 62 is very nice. I was happy to see LN makes a replacement blade for it. I made a few tables using End cuts and the 62 did a great job finishing them off. The 6 and 8 Planes I don’t use as much. They were my grandfathers and I just haven’t found the time to really tune them up like some of the others.

I just invested in some Byrd shelix cutterhead for my planer and Jointer and so far with a good plane or scraper I can get away without sanding on some pieces.

JFF

-- Second Chance Saw Works http://www.secondchancesawworks.com Blog: Positive Rake http://www.positiverake.com

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#9 posted 05-24-2011 06:13 PM

You should have just drilled a hanging hole in the sole of each of them.

Kidding. :) Very nice. I may have to build something similar for my small but growing hand plane collection.

-- More tools, fewer machines.

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#10 posted 05-25-2011 03:28 AM

very nice work!

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

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#11 posted 05-25-2011 05:58 PM

Great idea with the leather suspension loops. Nicely done!

-- Tim Taylor - GLT Woodworks

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#12 posted 05-25-2011 07:24 PM

Nice rack, do you find it annoying dealing with the strings all the time? It would seem that you can not just reach up and grab a plane or replace it with one hand.

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

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need2boat

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#13 posted 05-27-2011 01:22 PM

Hey Rex

You need to have enough extra slack shoe lace or it’s hard to wiggle out/in. I’d say after 5/10 times you no longer even notice. This really is only an issue for 5-8 planes. The smaller ones are easy. The angle of the base really hold most of the weight.

Joe

-- Second Chance Saw Works http://www.secondchancesawworks.com Blog: Positive Rake http://www.positiverake.com

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#14 posted 06-28-2011 07:54 PM

I am considering a similar plane rack- you did a great job.
I am wondering how much angle you think you would need to eliminate the shoe laces?

thanks for sharing

Jeff

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need2boat

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#15 posted 06-28-2011 08:10 PM

hey Jeff,

I would guess it you came off the wall another 1” or 1-1/4 on the bottom you’s be OK.

JFF

-- Second Chance Saw Works http://www.secondchancesawworks.com Blog: Positive Rake http://www.positiverake.com

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