|Project by JayT||posted 01-27-2014 02:22 AM||2732 views||28 times favorited||33 comments|
After being bitten by the hand plane bug, my collection quickly outgrew the storage space available in my small shop. I started researching how other LJ’s had built tool cabinets and plane tills and was immediately struck by the additional storage in LukieB's design. With only 110 sq ft to work with, any design that efficiently utilizes all available space catches my attention.
I had a bunch of clear 1×10 and 1×12 pine salvaged from the old cabinets when we remodeled the kitchen a year and a half ago, so that made a good start. Added walnut for the dividers, in order to have some contrast—and just because it looks good :-)
While liking the additional storage in the inspiration till, I wanted a different way to access it, so hit upon using pull-outs. Each side is mounted on a pair of heavy duty 12 inch full extension drawer slides for easy access to a few more toys ….. ahem, tools, while utilizing space that otherwise could have been just wasted.
In addition to the till storing my planes, it also gave a chance to use quite a few of them, too. A win all the way around!
Used the French cleat system installed all over the shop to mount the till at one end of the workbench. It gives a solid perch and allows enough clearance for the left slider to pass in front of the window trim.
Hope you enjoy and thanks for looking.
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