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Project by oldwolf posted 1031 days ago 3900 views 14 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I cast around for a long while trying to find a better way to store my planes. I had built a saw till, (also included in the first picture) last summer and finally decided that my plane storage should be a companion sized piece. I looked over all kinds of different options but most things seemed so locked into building cubbies for specific size planes and that didn’t seem right for me, especially for my woodies.

Eventually the solution it seemed best to go with was the simplest. A shelf. A simple shelf.

I built the shelf to companion with my saw till so it has the same dimensions 40” tall by 30” wide, 9” deep, built from white pine using almost all hand tools. You can catch all the details of the build on my blog by going here.

http://insidetheworkshop.blogspot.com/search/label/Plane%20Storage%20Shelf":http://insidetheworkshop.blogspot.com/search/label/Plane%20Storage%20Shelf

Thanks for looking.
Cheers
Oldwolf

-- Oldwolf - http://insidetheworkshop.blogspot.com/





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WayneC

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#1 posted 1031 days ago

Looks very nice. I need to build something as well. I have been thinking something with individual spaces for the planes. This looks like a good opiton.

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

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David Grimes

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#2 posted 1031 days ago

Very nice. I’d do that if i could, but I’m out of wall space.

So I am thinking maybe a wind chime configuration in the corner. ;=)

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 1031 days ago

Nice work, lots of storage.

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

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TheGravedigger

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#4 posted 1031 days ago

Yes indeed, they worked out very well – and already full! Guess it’s time to start designing version 2.0. But, that’s half the fun, isn’t it?

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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mafe

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#5 posted 1031 days ago

Really nice, and all by the hand.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 1031 days ago

Very nice Nice place to organize your tool,too.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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CharlieM1958

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#7 posted 1030 days ago

Nice case and nice collection!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Beginningwoodworker

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#8 posted 1030 days ago

Nice work, thats a great use of space.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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DaddyZ

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#9 posted 1030 days ago

Nice!!

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

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#10 posted 1030 days ago

This I like! Very cool plane storage, and matching it up to the saw till was a nice touch. Currently have most of my users on shelves near the bench as well. There’s a trade-off that involves dust vs. easy access, but it works for me. You work looks great!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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docholladay

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#11 posted 1030 days ago

Very nice. Like the saw till as well. You have hit on something I have been trying to come up with how to do. Thanks for posting.

Doc

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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kenn

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#12 posted 1030 days ago

I too, have all mine sitting on a shelf but I need a unit similar to this to maximize my space better. Nicely done.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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Don W

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#13 posted 1029 days ago

it looks good. I’m struggling trying to figure out where to put mine as well. I just hung the last one I have room for. The one that is in the mail will need some room to.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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RGtools

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#14 posted 1027 days ago

That’s a good set of orderly tools. Can’t wait will all of mine have a proper place.

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

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toddbeaulieu

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#15 posted 838 days ago

I really like how you didn’t go overboard with spots for each plane. This seems like a good balance of dedicted/flexible space that I hadn’t thought of. Good work!

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