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Reclaimed Pine Plane Till with a surprise

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Project by JayT posted 01-27-2014 02:22 AM 2513 views 25 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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!

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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.

-- "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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#1 posted 01-27-2014 02:25 AM

Sweet, like the extendo feature. Looks great.

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#2 posted 01-27-2014 02:33 AM

Fine bit of design work. Nice build as well, and great toy er tool collection. BTW magnets behind the iron?

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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Woodbridge

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#3 posted 01-27-2014 02:41 AM

nice collection of planes. I like the storage you’ve added. That is a great idea.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 01-27-2014 02:45 AM

Thanks, guys. No magnets, yet, Kevin, but I’m thinking about adding some, especially for planes in the second layer up—the ones sitting in the bottom seem to be pretty secure. Though with 50+ mph wind gusts rattling the house right now, I’m thinking about going out to the shop to make sure everything is OK.

-- "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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#5 posted 01-27-2014 02:47 AM

Keep your head down buddy. Whats the temp?

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#6 posted 01-27-2014 02:50 AM

A very nice storage place for all those great looking planes…great job and thanks for sharing.

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

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#7 posted 01-27-2014 02:51 AM

Mid 30’s and dropping like a rock. High today was around 60 and they are predicting single digit overnight lows.

-- "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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#8 posted 01-27-2014 02:54 AM

Balmy weather eh!

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#9 posted 01-27-2014 03:04 AM

Very clever with the side pull outs.

No magnets? Gotta have magnets. And a laser beam.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#10 posted 01-27-2014 03:28 AM

I love the slide out sections

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#11 posted 01-27-2014 03:44 AM

JayT, you’ve done good work on that till, congrats! :-) And I second the pull-out being an incredible add-on.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#12 posted 01-27-2014 04:22 AM

Proof there’s always someone with a better idea. Well done.

-- Red -- "That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse." W. Whitman

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#13 posted 01-27-2014 04:36 AM

This is great. Thanks for sharing.

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#14 posted 01-27-2014 04:53 AM

Excellent Idea.
I’ll have to try that at my place.
Not enough space, too many toys.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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#15 posted 01-27-2014 01:24 PM

Excellent till, JayT. Love the hidden tills…

Mind sharing the angle that the planes hang at? I need one of these soon, and will just copy one of you guys…

+1 to a few magnets. :)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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