|Project by bluekingfisher||posted 12-10-2012 09:34 AM||3006 views||4 times favorited||18 comments|
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
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