Hand Plane cabinet from cutoffs

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Project by jcwalleye posted 11-26-2013 08:16 PM 2574 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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#1 posted 11-26-2013 08:35 PM

Looks great Joe!

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#2 posted 11-26-2013 10:35 PM

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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#3 posted 11-26-2013 11:12 PM

Outstanding JC….

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#4 posted 11-26-2013 11:56 PM

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

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#5 posted 11-27-2013 12:10 AM

Looks good.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#6 posted 11-27-2013 04:57 AM

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

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 11-27-2013 11:11 AM

Excellent cabinet to house all your planes…great job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#8 posted 11-27-2013 01:38 PM

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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#9 posted 11-27-2013 05:36 PM

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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#10 posted 11-27-2013 06:48 PM

great looking cabinet. a showcase for your planes.

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#11 posted 11-28-2013 03:51 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!


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#12 posted 12-02-2013 12:27 AM

Really nice way to use up those cutoffs.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#13 posted 12-10-2013 09:45 PM

Great project, well designed and proportioned.

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