Can any one post some links for pictures of Vertically mounted hand
plane racks, I would like to hang a board on a french cleat and then
have compartments for my planes Sanley 1 through 8 I would then add
clifton's and other specialty planes to it,
Thanks in advance
Thank you for your quick replay and picture
A few quick question I may?
1 Why heal down instead of up? (I was thinking of the other way)
2 I noticed that all the Planes are canted so they dont tilt out. How
are you doing this?
Don't know -- it just seemed more natural that way, and the handle is easier to
grasp for use that way. If I put the heel up, most of the handle would be
inside the slot and less easy to grasp, especially on smaller planes. (I just
reversed a couple and found this to be true).
The slots are 4.5" deep with a 1.25" strip at the bottom to hold the heel of the
plane, and the toe rests against the back of the strip. On all the metal planes
this arrangement is sufficient to hold the plane very securely at an angle. On
the traditional wooden planes I felt more secure with a small wooden tab to hold
it in the slot (tab moves up or down to insert the plane). These are visible in
the photo if you look closely.
Are you in Cali? We get Earthquakes here so I would have to modify
that design. I suppose the tops of each slot would have to have a piece
covering the outside and where the heal is, that piece larger too, so
lift up the plane, out comes the heal first and remove. But then the slot
would have to be taller... sheesh... maybe if I left the "heal keep" the
same size, maybe a little higher... could you provide your design notes
with measurements please?
Oh yes, really neat design!
No, I live in Colorado and earthquakes didn't enter into my thinking. The metal
planes cannot possibly tip forward and out of the slots -- the angle of
inclination and weight of the plane prevents this
cabinet is 34" wide, 37" high, and 5" deep including 1/2" ply back
slots for planes are 4.5" deep and vary in width from 3.5" for larger planes
down to 3" for smaller planes
retaining strip at bottom of each slot is 1.25" by 1/4" pine -- there are small
circular cut-outs for the bottom (back) of the tote on some of the smaller plane
slot retaining strips which allows the heel to bottom out in the slot
sides and some of the vertical separator strips are 1/2" pine, the thinner
vertical strips are 1/4" Baltic Birch ply
top and bottom of cabinet and horizontal supports are 1/2" pine, vertical
separator strips fit into dado slots, top and bottom
pretty simple actually and the cabinet only holds bench planes -- all my other
planes are in drawers in the cabinet next to my bench, for example:
I have decided to go heel down my theory being that most of the weight
of the plane is at the heel. I am using 1/2 " x 1" Oak to create
slippers for the plane. Being that I want to be able to hang on a
cleat and change the tool assortment in front fo me.
I have decided to go Outside in Right edge #8,6,4 Center 2 (No 1 no
one can afford one!) Left edge 7,5,3 so It's 7,5,3,2,4,6,8 This will
keep the weight fairly even.
One I have this I will start to figure out speciality planes
That's a nice job there, and this is a good idea. I wonder why I didn't
think of this myself? I've been trying to figure out what to do with my
growing assortment of iron wonders, and hadn't come up with a worthwhile
arrangement... until now. That's an idea well worth ripping off, so
thanks to both of you.
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I took a class yesterday where I made my own coffin smoothing plane. We
were in the intructor's shop at his house, and he had a collection of
planes handing vertically from a pegboard wall. He tied a loop of
braided cord together, hung it from a hook in the pegboard, and hung the
planes by putting the front knob through the string. Maybe not as
elegant as some of the other ideas posted, but if you already have
A thought I had with these ideas would be to screw or glue a rare earth
magnet in the cabinet near the top of each plane. With a cleat at the
base, the magnet would hold the plane nicely. The exception of course
would be wood planes. Hmmm...just an idea.
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