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Project by Mosquito posted 589 days ago 2740 views 26 times favorited 50 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a project that I came up with after I had after I had built my Travel Plane Till. I used it for a while and it worked great. It still works great, for that matter. After getting a couple more planes (#4 1/2, and #5 1/2) that required modifying where magnets were, and having to leave some home to bring others, etc I decided to make this one.

There will be a blog with more details in the near future.
  Edit: blog can be found here: http://lumberjocks.com/Mosquito/blog/34028

I used a 24”x48” piece of Baltic Birch Plywood for the basis of it, and the rest is poplar. There is a 1/4” groove in the front/bottom piece for the toe of the planes to sit in. That brings the total depth for planes to 24.25”, which allows a #8 to fit with out hanging over the end.

I really like it because it allows me to change how I have things laid out. I could, for example, move the ones I use most frequently to be on the left, and have the rest to the right, or have a set of Jointer, Jack, Smoother(s) in one spot, etc. The other thing about it, is that I can make any sort of shelf, holder, or accessory that can use T-bolts and thumb nuts to make whatever I have a need for.

Thanks for checking it out :-)

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 589 days ago

Great idea ,very nice

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Brandon

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#2 posted 589 days ago

Very creative, Mos. Once I had built my plane till, I wanted to change things.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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JayT

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#3 posted 589 days ago

Sweet! Great thinking and ingenuity, Mos. I really like how you can use the dividers as a shelf also. This idea gives a lot of flexibility for an evolving collection or just to switch it up from project to project so your most used planes are close at hand.

-- "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835

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jap

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#4 posted 589 days ago

cool idea

-- Joel

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#5 posted 589 days ago

Man, that is cool Mos! Brilliant idea. Great collection you have there too.

-- ~Tony

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#6 posted 589 days ago

Love it, excellent idea, design, and execution. The plane family is coming along quite nicely too!

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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#7 posted 589 days ago

I see some inspiration in there. Well done.

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Jamie Speirs

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#8 posted 589 days ago

very clever, that is a great till
you can use only one cctv camera to watch all your planes :)
Jamie

-- 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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#9 posted 589 days ago

Very good idea Mos. Thaks for sharing. Favorited

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#10 posted 589 days ago

Mos, very slick till you made there and a great idea to boot to keep your plane family safe and sound….......

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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Don W

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#11 posted 589 days ago

you’ve got to many planes! <bit>

Nice till

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Dan

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#12 posted 589 days ago

I really like the T-Track idea. It will probably come very handy as you will more then likely need to move planes and add planes. Well done!

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#13 posted 589 days ago

The adjustability factor is just awesome. Definitely going in the favorites.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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Brad

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#14 posted 589 days ago

Very nice Mos. The t-track approach is savvy. And the adjustable nature of the till means you’ll always have it configured to suit your needs. Cool beans brother.

-- "People's lives are their own rewards or punishments."

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#15 posted 589 days ago

Thanks everyone :-) I’m quite pleased with it so far.

I didn’t mention it, but I used the aluminum extrusions as dividers because T-bolts still fit in them, so I can have things go between them if I need to. For example, I could use 2 24” dividers, and make a stop block to fit between them, and stack two shorter planes, or something like that.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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