I just cleaned up and organized my shelves. Later this spring I will make cabinets for the shop.
I just put a 30* Microbevel on my butt mortise plane blade
This bench I built in an afternoon, just planned it as I went. It is made up of a 16' Glue-lam beam that I trimed, cut in half and glued together. Since it is pine and soft I added burple heart dove tails every foot or so to keep wear down and to keep the top from bowing. On the underside is some white oak inlays to also keep it from bowing. Works good for being made of scrap wood.
This is a close up of the top. I cut holes out for bench dogs and found the pine top was too soft for holding the BDs with out deforming the top of the hole so I put in white oak plugs then drilled them out to 3/4" for my bench dogs. I need to flatten the top and finish the skirt (Jatoba). It's been over a year since I built it so I'm in no big hurry.
I don't chew, nothing against it. My father used to chew Copenhagen and I keep it as a reminder...I do enjoy the occasional cigar though...
A pic of a box I made for my saw blades. Lid just slides over the top. The targets where the blades are is where I put my planes for now. The plywood on the shelf is actually an exotic plywood used for cement forms. It seems that as the shop warms up the moisture in the PW condenses on the bottom of the planes and has caused light rust on a couple of them in the past. Now I oil the snot out of them and keep them on the paper so I don't oil up the shelf. I've got to come up with a diff solution.
After I get my cabinets built for my customer I will put up more pictures of my shop.
As always, any questions or suggestions are more than welcome!