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Blog entry by tom427cid posted 10-01-2011 05:04 PM 948 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lately I have added to my accumulation of wood planes and unfortunatly run out of storage for them. I wasn’t to bad until my friend-who is cleaning out his shop and moving to smaller quarters-presented me with the wood planes that he had. So now the challenge is to come up with some sort of cabinet to keep everything in one place. All the way from a 28” jointer to a 6” trimmming plane,all the hollows and rounds,T&G sets,fillisters,sash planes, and leave room for expansion.
I have got some ideas,will post as time and progress allow. Comments always welcome.
tom

-- "certified sawdust maker"



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#1 posted 10-02-2011 10:39 AM

congrat´s with the luxusproblem …. ha ha :-)
I will look forward to see how you do it in the picturebook toturial you will make for us :-))

take care
Dennis

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#2 posted 10-07-2011 07:21 AM

The saga continues;because there were so many different shapes and types it was hard to have any idea to visualize just how much storage I really did need. Last night I disassembled the shelf set that came with the planes from my neighbor. I had an idea that I could stack some milk crates and make some passable shelves for the time being. It also was an opportunity to be able to determine what sort of space would work and be most efficient. The pic is the result of a couple of hours with scraps and repurposed material. I wasn’t going for pretty but at least a chance to locate them all in one place-didnt succede but now I have a much better idea of the size of cabinet that is needed. It will need at least two drawers below for long planes and ones like chair seat planes.Above that will be shelves for the moulding,filister,sash,and all the others. Figured out that I can use a Euro style shelf support system( grooves and slots) for vertical moveable dividers between the shelves. I suspect that there is more than enough old oak in the attic to do a frame and panel carcase and drawers.
Thanks for looking-as always comments welcome.
tom

-- "certified sawdust maker"

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#3 posted 10-07-2011 12:50 PM

not a bad design idea by using the placstic bins to help you out :-)

Dennis

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#4 posted 10-07-2011 03:36 PM

Hi Dennis,
Maybe I should start a thread of different uses for”plastic bins”. They do come in handy,I got a bunch when a dairy went out of business and I needed containers to carry heavy stuff.
tom

-- "certified sawdust maker"

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#5 posted 10-07-2011 08:36 PM

yep not a bad idea :-) ..... making a blog serie of recycling things in the shop projects
or in projects going out of the shop
I my self has one on its way …. just in time to the speciel year event after 24/12

I just had a look at your shop ….............man ….its huge
and with some goodie´s :-)

mine is only 9 suare meters and was very cluttered but
now I have got some steal shelfs in another room of the basement
so now its look like I actuly can start to work in the shop too .. :-)

I always look out for good idea´s to store items in from hardware to tools
so let them come :-)

take care
Dennis

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#6 posted 11-08-2011 07:18 AM

Went to an auction last weekend and there were 4 large TV entertainment centers that went unsold. Auctioneer asked if anybody was interested-if so they were free. Even though they are all veneered particle board I figured that I might be able to disassemble them and repurpose them into a storage unit for all of my wooden planes.
Auctioneer also offered to transport them for me. Such a deal! Spent Sunday disassembling and discovered that 2 of the cases(different sizes) were by the same manufacturer.Both are Mahogany veneer(wood) and the door panels shape is similar. Better yet the doors are all the same width.
Basicly,as I see it,all I have to do is to narrow the case,raise the sides,and add some shelves.Oh, and add a back.I don’t think that the original masonite would be appropiate.
Will post some pics when I start to reassemble.
tom

-- "certified sawdust maker"

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#7 posted 11-08-2011 11:43 PM

:-( that was an easy trick , go to an auction and buy what you need x 2 and stack
where is the fun in that
not a bad idea though

still fry a blog with a picturebook :-)

Dennis

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#8 posted 11-09-2011 04:50 PM

Hi Dennis,
I wish it was as easy as stacking two cases. In this instance I first have completely disassembled the cases.Then I will raise the sides(biscuits and a fixed shelf for trength) then begin to divide the insides for storage. The bonus here is that I acquired $$$ worth of materials for -0- . Still I enjoy the challenge of designing around the existing pieces with a minimum of refinishing. I also want to add something special to the case—more on that later.
tom

-- "certified sawdust maker"

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#9 posted 11-09-2011 08:32 PM

:-)

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#10 posted 11-09-2011 09:05 PM

Awesome Tom! There’s no better backdrop for working than a wall of woodbodies. When I see shelves loaded with molders, I melt;) I’m trying to build up my molder collection. I’ve been buying junk molders off Ebay to salvage the irons and in some cases the wedges; in the hopes that one day, I’ll start really banging out some homebrewed molders. I’ve just got too many projects in line.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#11 posted 11-12-2011 06:41 AM

As promised here are a couple of pics of about half of the materials I salvaged from the TV cabinets. Most of these panels are a Mahogany tone.Some are Mahogany veneered and some are Birch veneer with a mahogany color. My plan is to construct a case 32”Wx65-70”Tx14-15”D. Even though they are different,notice the similarity of the curves on the doors. Probably will cut the two panel door set to have only one panel(curved top) and the divider between the top and bottom section of the casse will have a biscuited butt joint.
The last shot is the amount of screws and hardware that was salvaged-old habits die hard. I can’t see to not reuse the hardware and screws. Keeps the cost down,VBG
tom

-- "certified sawdust maker"

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#12 posted 11-12-2011 03:47 PM

the best part is you always end up with one left you don´t know what to do with
other than acumolate them in some containers …. for the day that maybee come ….. LOL

good looking doors

Dennis

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#13 posted 11-12-2011 04:29 PM

Hi Dennis,
Yes,I would have felt like I won the lottery if both sets of doors were the same. Wait till you see the surprise I have in store with the doors.
tom

-- "certified sawdust maker"

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#14 posted 11-12-2011 04:35 PM

Oh,
I forgot to mention that in the third pic is a glassed door. I measured and it will be just right for a hanging corner cupboard. It will look good,cant wait. All these good ideas and not enough time to do them.
Cheers.
tom

-- "certified sawdust maker"

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#15 posted 11-12-2011 09:01 PM

I can see the glass door and I think you are right

a surprice is nearly always welcome …... LOL

Dennis

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