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Plane Till Simple Wall Mount #1 of 2 (Stanley 3 through 8)

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Project by David Grimes posted 07-29-2011 07:49 AM 2744 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

DG

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





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Buche

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#1 posted 07-29-2011 11:29 AM

Nice shelf… I assume you are not using your planes very often, judging by the storage location?

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mafe

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#2 posted 07-29-2011 11:39 AM

Nice planes, nice shelf but unless you have really long arms or legs you will find a better place… Laugh.
You could talk to your better half and ask her if you can put some tools in the living room since you need some more room… It can be adviced to give flowers before this question.
Best thoughts dear David,
Mads

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

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 07-29-2011 02:14 PM

Simple but effective!

Now you’ve got me thinking…. I’ve only got 8’ ceilings, but maybe I’ve got room for a single shelf up there. (If you think you’re out of space, you need to see my garage.. er, shop.)

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

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bigike

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#4 posted 07-29-2011 02:34 PM

very nice work, I like it. It’s very simple but really useful.

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

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saddletramp

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#5 posted 07-29-2011 02:49 PM

David, you did good!!

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#6 posted 07-29-2011 02:59 PM

Nice, David. Next project, library ladder!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#7 posted 07-29-2011 03:00 PM

Nice looking Storage Rack !! Way to keep the kids out of them !!!

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

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ajosephg

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#8 posted 07-29-2011 03:28 PM

That’s nice. I need to do something similar because 100% of my “reachable” wall space is used up.

By the way – you need lube your garage door springs. ;) (I’ve had several break and “they” say it’s because the spring was rusty.

-- Joe

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David Grimes

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#9 posted 07-29-2011 06:38 PM

@Buche, Not using at all, but refurbing several. I am building my stack of salvaged pallet oak boards that will give way to actual useful planing at some not-too-distant point in time.

@Mads, I admit to thinking as I placed them up there from the ladder that this might be a fall somewhere down the line :) As for encroaching into the house, I believe a bed would go to the shop before she would give up another sf of space. ;=)

@Charlie1958, We gotta do what we gotta do. It’s bad. I got a set of modeling enamel last night and can’t find a spot for it… really.

@Bertha, you are clairvoyant as usual. For weeks I have been intermittently studying the hoosier step /table design in hopes of a project one step higher than usual… I have so much stuff over 7’ I spend too much time on the ladder (not a good thing).

@ajosephg, I was wondering if anybody would notice that. There are two more exactly the same. 16 years and never lubed. When I grabbed it going up the ladder with the til, I got a handful of rust dust. Hmmm… I see where Evaporust can be sprayed and rinsed. Then I can lube it down really good.

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

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mafe

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#10 posted 07-29-2011 07:17 PM

Laugh, yes you are probaly right…

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

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Dan

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#11 posted 07-29-2011 07:46 PM

LOL at Bertha’s comment…

The shelf looks good but now you have to build a matching one for the other side of the clock. Fill that one up with planes too!

BTW the planes look really good

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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Bertha

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#12 posted 07-29-2011 08:34 PM

LOL all. David, I had a professor in college who fooled around with a garage door spring and it came unsprung on him. You wouldn’t believe the damage it did to his arm; he nearly lost it. I saw him in the hospital and ever since, I’d sprayed my springs (like Joe recommends) like I’m spraying a hornets’ nest, i.e., with a wide berth. Please don’t fool with that thing; I like talking to you with two hands too much.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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David Grimes

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#13 posted 07-30-2011 07:23 PM

LOL @ Bertha… Cleaning the shafts (light surface rust only) will be a POC (piece of cake, not to be confused with POS, which is unfortunately much more common ‘round here) but the springs need a good deep cleaning for sure. I think I can get a cheap plastic wall paper tray, notch and screw it so I can Evapo-rust the whole dang things in place. LOL

BTW, that’s poor old scroat up there all neckid just holding his place in line until I get better at metal finishing.

My real problem there is EXACTLY what Al said on a different thread… the Dremel wire wheels immediately start slinging their brass or stainless hairs and before you know it you’re drawing back a nub. I’m thinking I need a cheap adjustable speed electric drill that I can mount in a stand to use for nothing but small finishing with easy (chuck) bit changes.

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

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