The Xmas Plate Rack

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Project by Don W posted 12-27-2012 03:20 PM 1117 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wife was been going back and forth on a plate rack. She was looking for an antique rack, but has been unable to find one to fit her needs. So my instructions were keep it simple, you know I don’t like fancy. So with her supervision, this is what I came up with.

Its made of poplar I sawed out a few years ago.

Finish is milk paint

The blog is here.

As always, thanks for looking.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#1 posted 12-27-2012 03:24 PM

looks very nice, Don. I’m sure the wife loves it.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 12-27-2012 03:34 PM

nice work Don. I like the simplicity of it.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist -

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#3 posted 12-27-2012 03:42 PM

Very nice Don

Made to customer specs, cant get better


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#4 posted 12-27-2012 03:57 PM

A good design, well done

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 12-27-2012 04:17 PM

Really like this piece.

-- I love Jeeps

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#6 posted 12-27-2012 04:52 PM

You keep making nice stuff like this and you wont have any plane restore time.. just sayin’
Looks good with the milk paint.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#7 posted 12-27-2012 04:55 PM

got to use them to test ‘em out ya know!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#8 posted 12-27-2012 05:08 PM

this turned out really well, its good to have a wood worker in the home for the custom requests…just dont let the neighbors see it, you might get to busy…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#9 posted 12-29-2012 12:13 AM

Very nice Don.

Was the milk paint per instruction or is Smitty starting to influence you? :)

-- ~Tony

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#10 posted 12-29-2012 12:27 AM

Don that came out extremely well. That should provide years of good service.

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

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#11 posted 12-29-2012 05:56 AM

Don, no surprise I’m sure but this is an awesome piece to my eyes. :-) Nice proportion and scale, well done!

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

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#12 posted 12-29-2012 02:40 PM

You made a really nice job of that Don and I think you fulfilled your wife’s brief perfectly. The milk paint was a nice touch.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#13 posted 01-01-2013 03:54 PM

Nice work Don, wife have to be happy for this.
Looks so fine on the wall.
Best thoughts,

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

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#14 posted 01-01-2013 03:55 PM

Thanks everyone.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#15 posted 01-02-2013 04:07 AM

Turned out great Don, it looks right at home!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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