Plane caddy

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Project by DonDA posted 02-26-2012 12:47 PM 2496 views 19 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to build a nice spot to store my planes after seeing them set in a drawer for a long time, and trying hard not to have them touch one another and possibly nick the blades and soles. So I used a pattern I found in Fine Woodworking that worked really nice. I made it from cherry that I had left over from another project and found it did the job nicely. Now these are out right next to my workbench and very easy to grab for every little job that I need. I wish I’d have done it sooner.

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

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#1 posted 02-26-2012 01:03 PM

GREAT WAY TO store safely planes. Thanks for sharing the project


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#2 posted 02-26-2012 02:07 PM

Very nice, I need one of these too. Nice collection of hand planes too. Did you restore them?

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#3 posted 02-26-2012 02:19 PM

Very nice setup… been wanting to do something similar myself. Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#4 posted 02-26-2012 02:24 PM

I need to do the same.

Thanks for sharing.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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#5 posted 02-26-2012 03:14 PM

What a great way to access and show off your quality planes at the same time, nice work.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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Don W

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#6 posted 02-26-2012 03:16 PM

it looks great.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#7 posted 02-26-2012 04:55 PM

Great looking plane till,very nice work Don.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 02-26-2012 07:13 PM

so finely you hanged the drawer on the wall ….. LOL
looking good though
thanks for sharing Don :-)

take care

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#9 posted 02-26-2012 09:24 PM

Claayton, yes I do restore all the planes too. They are all Stanley Bailey, #7 thru 3, plus a block plane, and one new low angle block plane. Rabbit plane was also restored.

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

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#10 posted 02-26-2012 11:44 PM

I love this design. Everything is at the ready all the time.

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

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#11 posted 02-27-2012 01:09 AM

Good idea, I’ve never seen a till like this using cordage to hold the planes. If that’s leather, be sure to oil it up occasionally to stop it from drying out, falling planes are no fun!

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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#12 posted 02-27-2012 03:06 AM

Looks absolutely great. Nice display, I saw the same in FWW.
I am not sure if I would do mine with the “shoe laces”, I like the slanted one, but I do not have one yet.
So your looks by far the best.
Thanks for the post.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#13 posted 02-27-2012 03:41 AM

Nice job on this and a great home for your planes! Enjoy the shavings. I also just got one together myself with 5 bays…..and what do I do?? more planes…haaaaaa..go figure…lol. Take care!


-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#14 posted 02-27-2012 03:43 AM

I love it. I have been eyeing this project myself and you’ve inspired me to get it going! Great job and thanks for sharing!

-- Matt, Arizona

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#15 posted 02-27-2012 05:47 AM

Nice till. What’s up with the pulleys on the bench?

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