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Hi all

Well, finally got around to making a plane cabinet as I was so fed up with having them in drawers, on shelves and on the workbench :roll: After a lot of research and once my jaw was re-located after seeing Chris waterhead's cabinet :shock: :shock: :shock: , I decided on a simply design in the same style as Philly's.

Initially I intended to add doors to carry chisels and marking kit but am now not so sure as I think they will take up too much space - thus I mounted the chisels inside. I think I'll make another small one with a saw till in it and a place to hold marking gear + hammer and mallet. Probably add a drawer to that one for spare plane irons etc.

95% (had to thickness it) of the work was hand tool as befits a hand tool storage unit :D

How long? Well, I thicknessed the wood 11 days ago and spent an hour every other evening on it as well as 3-4 hours each weekend day. Under 30 hours.

I pre-finished the pieces with Danish oil before glue-up for the first time ever and I like this approach - think I'll pre-finish much more often.

Construction is hand cut dovetails on the main case (I think hand cutting dovetails is the most fun you can have with wood - note to self, get out more) with the dividers being located with biscuits and screws through the back to allow me to change the configuration at a later date should, ahem, the need arise!!

I fixed it ot the wall with two french cleats.

Wood is some African Mahogany for the frame and Oak for the rest - just stuff that was lying around.

Work in progress shots are here to keep this thread as small as possible

Pictures worth a thousand words so......










 

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Woo-Hoo! Nice work Tony! \:D/
Knocked that one out fast (compared to your last project :wink: )
Looks really nice (although the double BUJ gloat is TOO much :roll: )
Keep up the good work
Philly :D
 
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Philly":2p49hscq said:
Looks really nice (although the double BUJ gloat is TOO much :roll: )

Philly :D
That one was specifically for you too :lol:
 

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Hi Tony

It looks really good, but there is a problem.

Just where do you put your next purchase? :wink:

Cheers
Neil
 

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Tony,
I'll probably regret asking... but why the need for two BUJs?

I am curious about that chisel storage. Is it possible to remove the chisels at the back without removing those at the front and/or without risk of knocking the edges?


Andy
 

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Tony

Very nice - well done.

Tony":2y8upx35 said:
I pre-finished the pieces with Danish oil before glue-up for the first time ever and I like this approach - think I'll pre-finish much more often.
Applied by roller?:wink:

Cheers

Tim
 
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Newbie_Neil":3rg4utu3 said:
Hi Tony

It looks really good, but there is a problem.

Just where do you put your next purchase? :wink:

Cheers
Neil
Good question!

I just won a #50 combination plane on ebay :roll:

Of course, there are too many Stanley and Records in there.......
 
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dedee":16sq1eo9 said:
Tony,
I'll probably regret asking... but why the need for two BUJs?

I am curious about that chisel storage. Is it possible to remove the chisels at the back without removing those at the front and/or without risk of knocking the edges?


Andy
Andy, not a need as such .
What happened is that I was a tester for the prototype BUJ and gave loads of feedback to LV and when the production models appeared, I received one as 'payment for services rendered', thus 2 planes (one prototype and one production model). They have differnet blade angles (25 and 38 ) in, so both are used regularly

As for the chisels, yes, I can remove from the back without taking the front chisel out first. I knocked up a rough prototype and hacked it around to make sure of this
 

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A very productive spell, Tony.
I love the tool cabinet - and your tenoning jig puts my four pieces of wood screwed together in the shade!
Love being able to see so many pictures of the construction too.
Stewart
 

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Very nice, Tony. You have got too many planes however and can't possibly use them all properly. In recent studies it has been shown that unused planes pine after a period of non-use and go into a gradual state of decline.

This is why I have set up the HUMP charity - the Home for Unused and Mistreated Planes. So please be generous and send these poor ill-used planes to me for attention and loving care. Our volunteers (OK - me) will put these to very good use and make them feel, once more loved and cherished. :D
 
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