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Hand Plane cabinet from cutoffs

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Project by jcwalleye posted 148 days ago 1250 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve had a little time between projects so decided to make a cabinet for my hand planes, entirely from cutoffs and leftovers. The case is made of 3/4” cherry, the panels mostly glued up from 1” to 2” cutoffs. There is some plywood for the back, shelves, and drawer dividers.

The drawers are made from a highly figured piece of maple I found while digging through a bunk a couple years ago. I had tried to use the maple on a different project, but there were too many inclusions and tearouts from the wild grains in the piece. This project was a perfect use for it as the pieces needed were small and I could cut around the most problematic parts. And it was going to be in the shop, so I could live with the mperfections.

The only materials I purchased for the project were the knobs @ .50 each. Even the door hinges were recycled. And I planned to purchase the glass, but the craftsman at Speedy Glass in Bozeman did it for no charge. They’ll get my business when I replace a windshield.

All in all, another fun project over a couple of weekends, particularly since I didn’t have to buy much.

Thanks for looking

-- Trees, a wonderful gift --Joe--





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cerviking

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#1 posted 148 days ago

Looks great Joe!

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HillbillyShooter

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#2 posted 148 days ago

Very nicely done—looks great!

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

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MontanaBob

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#3 posted 148 days ago

Outstanding JC….

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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hoss12992

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#4 posted 148 days ago

This is really cool, and I really like the design that you came up with. Great job

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Don W

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#5 posted 148 days ago

Looks good.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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Woodbridge

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#6 posted 148 days ago

A great project and nice new home for your hand planes.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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aussiedave

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#7 posted 147 days ago

Excellent cabinet to house all your planes…great job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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MrFid

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#8 posted 147 days ago

Wow you really overdid that! Now look what you’ve done, gone and made us all jealous. Jerk.

Haha seriously that looks amazing. Fine furniture for the shop.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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SCOTSMAN

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#9 posted 147 days ago

Really lovely project I have also made a few of these myself but yours is very nice. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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doordude

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#10 posted 147 days ago

great looking cabinet. a showcase for your planes.

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Rick

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#11 posted 147 days ago

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!

Rick

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Roger

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#12 posted 143 days ago

Really nice way to use up those cutoffs.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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trydntru

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#13 posted 134 days ago

Great project, well designed and proportioned.

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