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Project by Schwieb posted 12-25-2011 02:47 PM 3898 views 13 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been lazy about posting projects but I have enjoyed checking out what all the woodchucks out there have been doing. This is a simple cabinet I built awhile back to hold planes and sharpening supplies. Made it out of some southern yellow pine I bought rough sawn from a local sawmill. It follows the theme of using native yellow pine in the shop where I can. Like most of the things I make, I didn’t have a plan. I worked from the wall space I had available and the materials I had to work with.

I want to thank Div, Mads, Dennis, and others for getting me to clean-up and tune up some of my old planes. There is really nothing like making fine ribbons of shavings with a nice hand plane.

The lower cabinet was originally built and posted as a cabinet for a small metal lathe I had purchased. I decided it was just too nice of a cabinet for that so I made a different top and use it for storage and modified a metal cabinet for the lathe. The small walnut 21 drawer cabinet was something my Dad made many years ago and I ended up with and am very proud to have.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#1 posted 12-25-2011 03:21 PM

Wow you’re right Ken, that lower cabinet is WAY to nice for metalwork. Your local pine looks very nice :)
Would you show us a close-up of that drawer cabinet your father made?

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#2 posted 12-25-2011 04:33 PM

That is super sweet, nice job!

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#3 posted 12-25-2011 09:37 PM

Nice set up I would have done the same, I guess the nut don’t fall far from the tree. LOL Happy New Year.

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#4 posted 12-25-2011 10:03 PM

its start to be a little crowded here on the galloot highway …. ho ho ho ho :-)
looking good Ken I wish you the best luck on your new journey
I second Thomas please let us know more of that beautyfull toolcart to the right
its looks like gestetner have been beaten here :-)
I have one in metal and always had an idea of making one in wood so expect a lot of
questions from this corner of the world … you better start to meassure up …. lol

Merry Chrismas

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#5 posted 12-25-2011 10:17 PM

This is a gorgeous cabinet to hold your planes. You are a very talented cabinet maker.

Thanks for shariing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#6 posted 12-26-2011 03:46 AM

Nice plane till.

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#7 posted 12-26-2011 03:49 AM

Well done, nice home for the planes.

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#8 posted 12-26-2011 06:37 AM

Great job. I’m really interested in making something like this to organize my small shop in a more user-friendly way. Thanks for the inspiration!

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#9 posted 12-26-2011 06:40 AM

Should have left some space for more planes and chisels, they seem a little addictive. But nothing like an excuse to make another nice piece for the shop when the time comes. Looks like it could double as a knick-knack rack for the missus when the time comes to expand and looks good enough to go anywhere in the house.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#10 posted 12-26-2011 06:49 AM

Outstanding! Love the yellow pine And the inclusion of double-doors, it’s a cool design for sure. Thanks for posting.

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

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#11 posted 12-26-2011 07:34 AM

Very nice cabinets Ken.

The lower one is indeed very nice.

As the one on the right (your dad’s I assume) looks fantastic.
I am also on the camp asking for a picture or two.

Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#12 posted 12-27-2011 05:39 AM

Outstanding till. I love the smell of yellow pine. And even after a 100 years you cut it and the litter knot smell comes right back. Nice looking planes to.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#13 posted 12-27-2011 05:46 AM

Great looking till. Is that a 112 scraper plane? Maybe the one above a vaiable curve bottom plane? That is one nice collection!!! Enjoy them, looks like you know how to use them!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#14 posted 12-27-2011 10:39 PM

As usual you make things of a super quality and good materials, things that will last for generations.
Thats a wonderful till, and the combination with machinist cabinet and your fathers little wonderful drawer cabinet – wauuuuuu – that’s what I call order! I love it.
Smiles my friend, for you and the family.
Best of my thoughts,

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

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#15 posted 12-28-2011 05:25 PM

Very nice and still room for three more planes. There is nothing wrong with a nice wood cabinet for a lathe although it fits in nicely with that Gerstner set up and the little cabinet your dad made. Great to have something with family history.

-- Troy in Melrose, Florida

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