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rhybeka

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09-24-2016 08:34 AM

Topic tags/keywords: hand plane storage till

Hi all! had an epiphany about mounting my new plane till storage to the side of my hand tool bench. though I’m thinking for ergonomics sake I’m going to need to change the way I had the planes being stored in the case so they are more easily retrieved from being lower to the ground instead of in a wall mounted unit. I was looking for some suggestions on how to go about this since it seems every pic I’ve been finding they’re stored on a wall. is there anything against picking it up by the knob instead of by the tote?

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.


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knockknock

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#1 posted 09-24-2016 10:24 AM

I don’t have under the bench, but I do have lower storage of planes. I find totes are easier to grab than knobs. I also can relatively easily reach knee height, but as things get lower it gets tougher.

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Fred Hargis

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#2 posted 09-24-2016 10:50 AM

Mine is a tray that’s on full extension slides, and as mentioned it’s easier to grad totes than knobs.

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#3 posted 09-24-2016 11:07 AM

Mine just sit on a shelf. Sometimes I slide them in one way, sometimes the other. I have no reason really. I think grabbing the knob you’d have a little more risk of letting it slip out of your hands if you’re in a hurry, especially if it low. I do think they look better with the knob facing out.

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rhybeka

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#4 posted 09-24-2016 11:09 AM

Hm. Thanks guys :) going to the shop here in a few and I’ll mull it over again and measure some things. maybe it’s not worth the added bench weight and saving wall space and I should just wall mount it?

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#5 posted 09-24-2016 11:30 AM

Grabbing the tote seems much safer and more efficient. If wall space is limited, which it usually is, then under the bench may be best use of available space. As noted, the very low parts are harder to reach and to access, especially as we age and have more difficulty bending over very far.

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rwe2156

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#6 posted 09-24-2016 11:56 AM

I kept my planes on a shelf – that got old real quick. I don’t recommend it.

I recommend a hanging wall cabinet with a plane till.

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TheFridge

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#7 posted 09-24-2016 12:45 PM

I have a below the bench plane till.

The spacers in between are light glued so I can remove them when I want to reconfigure. Which is coming soon.

Edit: saws

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#8 posted 09-25-2016 01:35 AM

Thanks all :) appears the till won’t fit under the bench like I’d supposed (couldn’t remember the measurements) so wall hung it is for this go round :) Fridge, I really like your bench and saw storage!

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#9 posted 09-26-2016 05:31 AM

Thanks :)

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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