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Project by bluekingfisher posted 627 days ago 2094 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After promising myself for years to build some form of rack or till to 1. Protect my planes and 2. Get the planes out of the drawer to free up some space I decided as I was in the shop project building mode to go about taking the job to hand.

I came across the plan in a WW magazine, Fine Woodworking if memory serves.

My till is essentially the same as the plan but for a couple of alterations. The plan, nor the author did not specify which timber was used in its construction. I considered this for a time as I knew the end weight would be quite considerable when fully loaded. I had some old growth reclaimed pine. I know it is seasoned as it is over 130 years old lol. The last ten of which have been in the loft of my shed. These are the final two boards from the huge haul I recieved when the original owner decided to replace the entire roof from his house. I was a little hesitate at first with it being pine, however, once built it seems to be just the ticket. The bays are made from some left over oak flooring, ripped into strips.

One of the other alterations is the additional bay I had to create once the till was built. I bought another plane, a little No3 during the build so decided to make use of the space left in the third bay from the right as you look. The two photo shows how I chopped out the recess and the final result (can be seen from the original picture where the plane till is unloaded).

I also had to install a couple of rare earth magnets for the small apron plane I have. This can be seen in the photo of the bottom right hand bay. The plan makes use of boot laces drilled through from the top of the frame to hang the planes front tote from. The apron plane only has a finger depression so my solution was to use the magnets inserted into 10mm holes on the backboard with a little expxy to hold them secuerly.

The back board is angled at five degrees, it was a little fiddly cutting the dados at the corresponding angle to match up with the dados for the top and bottom of the bay frame. However the plan was informative enough for me to make it happen.

I hope you like it, I do.

Thanks for looking

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan





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Jim Rowe

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#1 posted 627 days ago

That’s neat solution. How is it fixed to the wall?
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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bluekingfisher

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#2 posted 627 days ago

Thanks Jim, I used the French Claet method, just cut it a tad narrower than the width of the back so there is very little play and quite snug.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#3 posted 627 days ago

its good to see them out of the drawer. Nice !!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#4 posted 626 days ago

Looks great

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#5 posted 626 days ago

Good to see you enjoyed your shop this weekend (some anyway) and were able to post this project. You’ve done a great job and it makes a fine addition to your shop—not only in terms of just display, but a fine storage solution. Craftsmanship looks nicely done and should provide a sturdy cabinet for many, many years. Really like the use of French cleats for hanging. Congratulations on a job well done and thanks for posting.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 626 days ago

Don, robdem & John, your Comments very much appreciated gents. Thank you

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#7 posted 626 days ago

Wonderful, yes it is nice to see them there out in the open.
What are the jigs to the right of the cabinet?
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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#8 posted 626 days ago

Hiya David….I know I’ve been a stranger on here some, and emailing you, but chasing the elusive fish has taken up my time…..lol. It’s about to slow down as it’s getting too cold to go out….It was 21 this morning..too cold for my old bones now…....I have been in the shop a little here lately making a few small Christmas gifts…..I prolly be in there more now that winter is coming…So hopefully we can catch up…..Just wanted to say you did a stellar job on the planes till (?) Dang son….I didn’t know you owned so many….In your usual form as a craftsman…The shop is looking good, and really looks orginized, too…..Don’t forget about your old, fat amigo over the pond…...!!!

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#9 posted 626 days ago

nice job
looking good with all the jewlry´s :-)

what is the two handplane like pieces hanging next to the planetill
and how are they used

Dennis

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#10 posted 626 days ago

Nice work David! I noticed you label your boxes to prevent the ultimate dumping of the contents too ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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bluekingfisher

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#11 posted 626 days ago

Thanks for the input fellahs –
Mafe & Dennis – the two jigs on the wall are just home made push throughs for the jointer.

Morning Amigo – yes I was wondering about the fishing in the Ozarks a pal of mine here has hung his rods up, too cold. His last venture was fishing for eels in the Thames, it was the first tie he had ever done it. he caught some big old boys, a littlle disconcerting to be honest. I wouldn’t like to face one in their domain.

BoB – thanks for the feedback, yes, once on the floor was “Oh deary me” the second time it was “Oh for beep beep beep sakes” Haven’t done it since!

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#12 posted 626 days ago

thank you blueking :-)

Dennis

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#13 posted 626 days ago

David, a nice addition to the workshop. Are all your planes razor sharp? I spent about an hour and a half sharpening a stanley sweetheart plane this weekend and had it REALLY scary sharp. That being said, I proceeded to plane a piece of soft pine with a tiny knot and the edge got some nicks in it already. VERY FRUSTRATING!!
Are there different quality blades and do you know if the one I have is worth a darn? Thanks buddy

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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bluekingfisher

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#14 posted 625 days ago

Hi Dennis you are welcome my friend, both you and Mafe are held in high regard by another LJ contributor. I feel it not proper to mention his (narrows it slightly) name, suffice to say he was very complimentary to you both on several aspects. Good for you.

Hi Pat, Long time no hear, I hope you managed to side step Sandy, I’m not sure if you are far enough East to have come into her path, I hope not.

I’m afraid I’m not by an stretch of the imagination an expert on hand planes although I am beginning to love them more and more. Some of the planes are lapped and sharp. I spent a couple of hours last week flattening the sole on a couple more and grinding the blade irons etc. Like you, I had one scary sharp only to take three little nicks out of the blade in the first couple of passes on some scrap timber. I think I may have to revise the micro bevel angle. It’s certainly a learning curve. Let me know how you get on with yours.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#15 posted 625 days ago

I wish I could say it never happened again after the labeling ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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