Dust-free, convenient tool storage is always a problem in a woodworking shop—especially a small one. This storage box for hand planes can be kept under a workbench where normal hinged lids wouldn't work.
To open the chest, the main lid lifts up at the front and slides back in a set of dados. Both pans of the lid can slide out the back and be removed.
To protect the soles and irons of the planes, the chest can be lined with laminated vinyl sheeting. This material is used on drafting tables, is resilient to cuts and has self-healing properties. It is available at drafting supply stores or contact Engineering Repro Systems at (800) 537-3776; ww.ersdigital.com. Small wooden dividers keep planes from banging into one another. M
The plans and concepts for this Shop Solution were submitted by Wiiiiam White oj Williston. Vermont.
If you have a great shop solution, send it to us with a sketch or photo and a brief explanation. We pay S200 for each one we print. Send to: Shop Solutions, American Woodworker. 2915 Conimers Drive. Suite 700, Eagan. MN 55121. Submissioas can't be returned and become our property upon acceptance and payment.
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