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    Default My new hand tool cabinet and 2 new additions to the family

    Here is a pic of the Hand tool cabinet I made when I had a spare evening a couple of weeks ago..... Cabinet is BB ply, doors are made of solid bamboo a friend gave me....
    In all likelyhood I will make a couple of small drawers with dividers for my block planes.... The parking spaces on the 2nd shelf are deep enough for up to a #5, the top shelf is 28" wide. Big enough for a #8.
    Also my 2 new planes LN LA block and rabbit block next to my LV LA block for size comparison..
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    nicely organized cabinet!

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    yep
    nice looking unit
    gotta make one myself for the recent aquisitions

    who made the DT saw?

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    Dara......

    It is a Lie Nielsen 15ppi dovetail saw.....

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    Nice little cabinet there PW! Sure feels good to have storage for more tools eh? Those 2 block planes you just got are 2 of my favorite tools.
    Frank
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    You will notice that there are a few more parking space for smoothers....
    Maybe a LN 4 1/2 Bronze Anniversary????? Infill smoother????

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    Hey, nice cabinet. Much nicer than my peg board and cluttered bench system. One of these days...

    Cheers,
    Kerry

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    Hi Chris,

    Nice looking cabinet. Still haven't decided about the 4 1/2 eh? I think you pretty much have to go with it, if for no other reason than to fill the slots LOL.

    BTW, I've changed your profile to allow you to post pics directly in your threads instead of as links.
    Brent

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    Getting a little off-topic here,
    But I know I'd never get a bronze 4-1/2. I think it's too heavy to be practical if you have more than a few minutes planing to do, not to mention the difficulty of steering the plane. Forget about using it to smooth surfaces of an assembled cabinet that are not horizontal, or an assembled drawer etc. Not much feel on sufaces that are narrower than the sole either. I have a 4 1/2 iron smoother, and that's about as big and heavy as I find useful; it's too heavy and awkward for several tasks. If the grain gives me problems to the extent that I need a tank to plane it, I just grab my #8. I've only needed to do that a few times.
    FWIW
    Frank
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    I have ordered the 4 1/2 Bronze and Rob has allocated one to me when them come in...... The hard part will be cutting that blue plastic wrap open. I may just put it away for a rainy day seing as I already have a 4 1/2HAF.

    Thanks for changing that pic thing..... could not figure it out...

    Chris

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    Frank I had an old #4 that I melted some lead on. The extra weight make it good for working difficult knots.

    Banjo

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    Good point banjo,
    I don't use wood with knots, unless they are very small, unless the wood is rare, or unless it is for carpentry. Back in the days of hand tools only the wood was more often clear of knots and straight-grained. The level of knowledge about what made good wood was also much higher in general.
    Frank
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