Over the past week I managed to squeeze in a little shop time. This was no easy feat since I was working a couple 14 hour days! (God bless Caffeine!)
Anyway I moved my jointer, and fore planes into the "plane till". The photo below shows the Tool cabinet with Plane Till door closed.
And this one shows it with the Plane Till door open
I had room enough for my 608, Union No7, 607, Stanley 6C (type 16), 605, 605 1/2C, and 5 1/2 (type 11). I used the same cleats I made a couple months ago. I just moved them from the panel that was hanging above my work bench. I just needed to make (2) more cleats and then I was done.
Since I worked so much OT, I got some comp time and was able to pull off a 4 1/2 day weekend. During that time I laid out the tool holder panels for one door. The panels are 3/16" thk and will fit right inside the door and be mounted to the sides of the box frame doors with screws. The frame is ambrosia maple.
Why the tool holder panel? Well this way I will avoid my fear of driving a screw right through the nice new panel of my door! The holders will be screwed in from the back using counter sunk screws. And if I make it look like swiss cheese after a while, I can replace it a whole heck of a lot easier than a door panel!
At one time this was all laid out using AutoCad. However, several tool acquisitions later I find myself needing to change the layout! I'm working on the layout a bit at a time but I'm pretty sure that this is the one I'm going with. BTW, notice the blank spot next to the Veritas Wheel Marking Gauge? I'm saving room for one with their new mortice marking wheels! (wheee!!)
What do you think of the layout? Any advice?
See ya around,