|Project by Mosquito||posted 09-03-2012 04:44 PM||3038 views||11 times favorited||42 comments|
I posted this in a forum a little while ago, but figured I’d throw it in a project posting anyway.
I live in an apartment with shared underground parking, and so I work from my spare bedroom. My parents live about 35 minutes from me, some of my other tools are there (also many of my larger clamps too), as well as more space to work (outside). So I go back there to work on some things and once I started getting more planes in my arsenal, I decided making several trips up and down stairs to bring the planes I wanted to, just wasn’t something I wanted to do. So I thought I’d make a storage till with a handle that I could bring home easily.
As can be seen in the last picture, I positioned the handle so the plane till would lean slightly towards me at the top, to help keep the planes in easier. I used a slot on the bottom for them to sit in, and magnets sunk into the back piece to hold the other end of the plane in. I’ve shaken it a fair amount to test whether or not they’d let go, and I’m confident carrying them up and down stairs won’t be an issue. The handle is 1 1/4” Oak Dowel, and hard maple on the sides, bolted to the side pieces. I didn’t want to mount the handle on the top due to the weight.
This is what I came up with. The only mechanical fasteners are for the hinges, latches, and handle. Otherwise I used dovetailed sides and top, and pegs to hold them together, and pegs holding the back in place.