Plane Holder / Floating Shelf

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Introduction: Plane Holder / Floating Shelf

About: I hope i can show you that you really dont need to be a master craftsman to create and build great projects, and hopefully inspire you to start making yourself. I will try upload a video every Monday but du...

So if you've seen any of my latest project you'll already know i have been re fitting my workshop / shed.

Heres my take on how to store hand planes. Its essentially a small floating shelf that ive put above my bench.

Its pretty simple but works great as now all my planes are easy to see and reach while im working.

I hope you like it.
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Step 1: Scrap Wood Layout

I started where i always start, with what most people call scrap wood.

I found a few pieces that would make up the shelf and the edge / trim and planed it all flat and square, then made sure my plane would actually fit on there.

Step 2: Cut 45's

After everything was square and flat i cut the trim at 45 on the ends to try make the shelf / holder a bit better looking , this was a bit of a pain with such small pieces so my miter box really helped.

Once it was all cut i glued the trim along the from and sides of the shelf / holder.

Step 3: Bevel & Drill

I added a small bevel to the shelf to again make it look a bit more interesting, as every time i work at the bench i will be able to see it and having it look a bit nicer just made sense.

To attach the shelf i wanted to use dowels but the wood was to thin so i came up with a simpler solution, much like my other projects i cut the head off some nails , pre drilled and used these as dowels.

Step 4: Attach

Using the sharp end of the nails i simply marked where the shelf should go, made a indent with the nails and pre drilled holes again, basically the same as using dowels but with thinner material.

And these have been in use for a month now with no problems so im sure the nail dowel system i strong enough.

Pretty simple idea but with a twist.

These have made life so much simpler while working , i know that if i need a plane its right above me and i can also store them knowing theres no chance of knocking them over or damaging the blade.

I hope you guys and girls like it.


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Check out the Video & other projects - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRMjvilGRdZxHqr3...

Follow my work on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ggwoodprojects/

Help me make more projects- https://www.patreon.com/GGWoodwork

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One time tip - https://www.paypal.me/GGwoodwork

Thanks

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    It turned out nice with the two different kind of woods

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    Thank you, it’s always nice to have a contrast