Wood Plane Storage

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Project by Joe Lyddon posted 12-25-2013 09:35 PM 2223 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Plane Storage on slanting board

I got to thinking about my planes scattered all over the shop… on shelves, in drawers, & here & there.

I could consolidate their storage, get them all together, and make more overall storage space for other things!

So, I grabbed some scraps and started out Mapping Out where the various planes would fit on the board.

I screwed 1/4” ply 1/2” strips for separators, drew more lines, added more strips, etc. until done.

I marked where little rare-earth magnets would go… drilled partial holes… and glued (J B Weld) the magnets into place.

Mounted the Door Hinges to the top… ... tilted it until it looked good, to keep planes on it good.

Installed bottom Stop to keep it at the desired tilt.

Used a French Cleat on the end of steel Shelving to hang the unit!

Works really good! It\’s nice to see them all in one place now!

Now, I have to clean them up so they look nicer than they are… I have most of the blades, etc. Sharpened & tuned.

I had this done several months ago… Finally getting around to posting it!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-25-2013 10:10 PM

Very neat idea, Joe. I also like the lower cabinet for what looks like router bits and some larger bits!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 12-25-2013 10:18 PM

Thank you, Jim.

Yes, that bottom cabinet is for router bits… I can slide each shelf OUT the left side, take it away, use it, etc. Works good! I don’t know if I took any pictures of that project or not…

Have a GOOD ONE!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 12-26-2013 02:47 AM

As you would say Joe “very cool”! However, I thought that these things were only to be seen in museums these days of thickness/planers, jointers and various types of sanders. Having said that, I do actually have ONE which I might use once every year or two!

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#4 posted 12-26-2013 06:43 AM

harry1: Hi Harry… Thank you… Yes, I know what you mean… BUT, there are times where the “plane” is very handy to have… Quickly Round-over an edge that you don’t want to setup & use a router… a few short strokes & it’s done… and SMOOTH. ... Sometimes, I get the urge to use Hand Tools as much as I can… Jointing small pieces to form a small panel, etc. ... Most I got from my father… see previous posts… I like a good sharp, smooth plane… I like the noise it makes… it’s just Me, I guess… Plugged Holes can be easily smoothed to main board with a plane…


-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#5 posted 12-26-2013 01:56 PM

Very nice Joe.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#6 posted 12-26-2013 02:15 PM

I have just gotten into using planes the past year or so. I only have 3 and they are in different areas of the shop. Maybe time to make something like this before the addiction really starts. LOL. Good one Joe.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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