|Project by David Grimes||posted 07-29-2011 07:49 AM||2763 views||2 times favorited||13 comments|
I have almost used up all available space in my home shop, so the planes had to go up (no pun intended).
Sorry, no fancy joinery as this is a simple glue, brad and screw constructed pine unit. The till was laid out to hold the most planes in the available space above my garage door header. The bottom shelf is 1×6 angled down 15 degrees, then the two shelves above are flat 1×4. There will be no doors. I plan to build another to the right of the wall clock to hold the #2, a future #1 and all the block planes, scrapers, etc.
Being a creature of habit and certain loyalties, I painted the Arkansas pine with Rustoleum Universal Gloss Black to match the rest of my shop. No priming was required (as usual).
To keep the blades’ edges from resting on the painted shelves, I cut and installed some inexpensive but thick and waffled shelf liner.
The fit between the trim piece just below the till and the ceiling was tight enough (on purpose) to hold the unit in place while I screwed through the corner cleats (from the ladder) into the glue lam header above the garage door. It’s there to stay.
Thanks for stopping in.
-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia