|Forum topic by nwbusa||posted 725 days ago||710 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
725 days ago
I’m the process of building a wall-mounted hand tool cabinet over my workbench, and I am at the point of building the plane till. I’m wondering if I have all of the planes I need at this point. That’s a tough question to answer, I know. Let me provide a few details that might be helpful.
I have the following planes now:
—Veritas bevel up jointer
I also have a few Records and Stanleys, but they won’t be stored in the wall cabinet.
Given the versatility of the bevel up planes (I have all of the various blades), am I missing a crucial plane that I need to build space for in the till? I’m mostly talking bench planes here. I do plan on adding a couple of shoulder planes, a router plane, and a bullnose plane to what I have now.
The only bench style plane that I think I might be missing is a scraping plane, for highly figured woods.
I don’t do a lot of (if any) large scale milling with my hand planes, so I am not sure I need a scrub, or a fore plane.
What I am trying to avoid is building the plane till too small, then realizing “Oh crap, I need another bench plane”. At the same time, I don’t want to waste cabinet space by leaving empty slots for planes I don’t have now and might never need.
-- John, BC, Canada