Baltic Birch Hanging Plane Rack
I've been buying and restoring old planes for a while now. It's been hard not to keep them all but I've been a good boy and only kept one #7, one #5, one #4 and a few block planes. You can find more information about those planes on their respective project pages:
I needed a place to store (read: display) them when not in use and I found this hand plane rack plan in an old Popular Woodworking.
I got about 30 sheets of 19" x 23-1/4" cut-offs from a furniture factory. They were in decent shape but not square and they have these black dots on them. I think the black dots were to indicate drilling locations for those little plugs that assembly-yourself-furniture is so fond of.
So, I decided to use them to build this. With those awkward dimensions, I had to do some 'frankensteining' (i.e. cutting them apart and putting them back together to match the dimensions of the plans I had). In retrospect, it turned out that this was a stupid idea. More than half the time of this project was making the sheet goods the right dimensions. I should have just saved them for something else and bought a fresh sheet to cut down easily. Not to mention I used pocket screws and this led to...
Unfortunately, I cut this side incorrectly -- a mirror image of what i wanted. Those pocket holes should be on the inside.
Overall, it's a shop project and serves its purpose. I built in extra space for future acquisitions. I'm still not sure how I want to hang the Stanley scarper either.