How to Make a Plane till for Hand Tool Storage | Woodworking Shop Project

How to Make a Plane till for Hand Tool Storage | Woodworking Shop Project

How to make a Hand Plane till
I wanted a place to store all my hand planes. that means I needed to make a hand plane till or storage rack to store all the planes and keep them handy. this hand plane storage mounts flat to the wall on French Cleats. it is a simple hand tool woodworking project that most beginners can tackle. once you figure out the how to it is all downhill.

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  1. Michael on July 2, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    Can we stop calling them "Plane Till" and call them "Plane Hangar"??

  2. Triune Blades on July 2, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    Beautiful job!

  3. Tony B on July 2, 2022 at 9:49 pm

    THat’s just what I wanted to do for my planes too, thanks for the ideas. You have the best ‘how-to’ I have seen. Great looking rack.

  4. Harold Schultz on July 2, 2022 at 9:50 pm

    Just watched this video on the suggestion of another one of your subscribers . When you used the 1/4 inch strips to guide your combination plane a big light bulb turned on in my head . Pure genius man . Just have a strip of whichever width dado you’re cutting and drop it in the previous and there’s your guide . Love it !

  5. Pat Bassman on July 2, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    Your sticks are called beads

  6. Russell Nentwich on July 2, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    Have a question for you. Have you heard of a vintage buckeye hand plane? It was made by buckeye saw and vise. It like a #4. Iโ€™m not sure if they are any good or not. Iโ€™m asking you because you seem the be the man when it comes to hand tools.

  7. John Schillo on July 2, 2022 at 9:54 pm

    It looks great and it’s a great design

  8. Sober living with Brian Franklin on July 2, 2022 at 9:54 pm

    I’m just getting into woodworking… I really love your videos and I have learned a lot. Thank you

  9. D Mac on July 2, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    Love your projects and methods, but man! the way you hold those planes in your till makes me cringe!! I live in earthquake country, and though the odds are in my favor, I would never trust it to hold. I also wouldnโ€™t trust myself to always get that toe and heal in the right position every time. Otherwise, I love your work!

  10. Perez Hernandez on July 2, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    Hello! That looks great! Im making a portable plane and saw till but im stuck on few things. How wide is the sole of the no. 8 plane? Do I need to angle the plane till at all? I appreciate your videos. They me help a lot!!

  11. Tony Ennis on July 2, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    6:10 using second skate as fence – genius!

  12. Mark Sexton on July 2, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    Awesome video, thanks… literally was looking for this, since I’ve just jumped into the fantastic world of the hand plane… but I’m hoping you have something similar for chisels…?

  13. Warp Fly on July 2, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    Rex Kruger channel introduced you to me and im soo glad he did. Your channel is awesome ty

  14. VORON-M on July 2, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    Cool! Very convenient storage system planes! I like that.

  15. SW on July 2, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    Love the design. About to add upper cleat blocks. Not sure what the profile is. 1/2" x 1/2" rabit, but what surface is angled ? Also, does the lower and upper cleats support a #4 Stanely plane with its bottom profile? Thanks for the clarification.

  16. Mark Sexton on July 2, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    I’m curious if you put a single cleat on the back to hang it with, or did you put a cleat at each cleat on the wall…???

  17. robin alexander on July 2, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    Really nice.๐Ÿ”จ

  18. ramingr on July 2, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    I was looking for a video like this one and, once again, James has the answers! Thanks man!
    Just a suggestion: for us newbs, it would be very helpful whenever you use a bench plane just to mention what size it is. It’s probably not that important but I often find myself wondering which size I should use for each particular task. I suppose it gets easier with experience ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. Tony Ennis on July 2, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    5:22 grooving/dado plane?

  20. Vine Stone on July 2, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    So can ask about the the base that the planes sit on…is that board flat or angled back or rabited? I understand that the top clip is, but is a flat base good enough to hold the plane in place? I guess it makes sense that it would be. The centre of gravity would be over hanging the base board so with out the top piece the plane would fall back from the top down.

  21. Doomshit Goathill on July 2, 2022 at 10:06 pm

    i can see how you do the dados with a Stanley No55 and its depth adjustable fence but not kinda how to do that with a No45, im planning on building a Rack myself and don’t have a No55 at hand. Guess i could run the 45s second skate as fence in the dado next to it or am i wrong?
    keep em coming, i enjoy your work.

  22. Christ on July 2, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    Do you ever use a brush to apply the BLO? How does it turn out? It looks like it might be a better way to do larger pieces, but not if you sacrifice quality.

  23. Sebastian Palmer on July 2, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    Nice work

  24. TRW on July 2, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    Somehow missed this project and just saw it. Great job! I’m going to build one that’s similar to it for my shop.

  25. SteveFPV on July 2, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    Hi. Nice video. Is there any chance that storing hand planes in a vertical position like this may result on the long run to cause the soles of the hand planes to bend or warp ever so slightly?

  26. Solid Snake on July 2, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    Where’d you find those moulding planes?? (Off topic i know)

  27. anemul266 on July 2, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    I alweays like your style so far and this rack is no exception. I do have a question though. The planes on the bottom far left are like the majority of planes I own so far where the base of the tote rest at the edge or even a little pass the edge. Did you have to do something different to accommodate the Stanley No. 4 1/2’s or the No. 3’s?

  28. Joe Kehoe on July 2, 2022 at 10:11 pm

    beautiful and your planes are so nice as well. one question i am confused about..i see shops have so many planes and i dont understand why…sometimes 3 or 4 of the same size…isnt that redundant or am i not getting something?

  29. Tony Ennis on July 2, 2022 at 10:12 pm

    4:34 split those things off.

  30. Yohann Santos on July 2, 2022 at 10:13 pm

    Wood: a
    James Wright: Its a lot of fun!

  31. Whitty's Workshop on July 2, 2022 at 10:14 pm

    I recently got an old Marples MA44 plough plane (basically the same as a Record 044) and since I got it ive found the same joy as you….. I could cut grooves all day long ๐Ÿ™‚ Last night I got bored, so I went to the workshop and cut 3 grooves in the side of some waste pine 2×4 about 600mm long, used my T5 to plane the grooves away….. I then proceeded to cut another 3 grooves. Like ive heard you say "second verse, same as the first"….. I kept doing it until I planed the wood into what was essentially, non-existence hehe ๐Ÿ˜›

  32. Mr C on July 2, 2022 at 10:16 pm

    This looks great and would love to use it. But how well would this work in a shop on pier-and-beam where the walls shake a bit at times?

  33. Uglybagstard on July 2, 2022 at 10:16 pm

    this man wearing wooden crocs

  34. TMBridge on July 2, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    Looks great! I was wondering, though… how does this work for planes like a #4 that do not have a lip at the heel (i.e. the handle extends all the way to the back of the plane)? Did you carve out little ‘channels’ in the lower cleat for the handles to sit in? Or do they simply rest on the cleat like the other, larger planes, except they don’t nest down as deep? Thanks for sharing!

  35. Rob Siklos on July 2, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    Great video – thanks for making this. One question: why bother making grooves for the 1/4 x 1/4 square pieces? Why not just glue them directly on to the back board?

  36. J howe on July 2, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    OK, this is great! I’m in the middle of building an attached shelving and French Cleat system to my work bench. I have 4 of 6 pieces milled for the French cleats and was about to make the plane till. I thought it would be a good idea to take a look at this video before hand and make sure I was on the right track. Thanks to your video, you showed me a few design ideas I hadn’t considered! Now, I have a better plan for making it! After that comes the chisel rack, the saw till and something for all the marking tools… etc…. Oh, this will be fun! Thanks, James!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Martin Brixen on July 2, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    This is sick, I just have 1 metal plane don’t think I will be making one of these haha – Stanley no 4.

  38. Archangel52 Archangel52 on July 2, 2022 at 10:23 pm

    Great design and build on your plane till
    Enjoyed the video !!!

  39. Levi Lam on July 2, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    Nice panel, more work than just a sheet of plywood… really nice..

  40. haidafella on July 2, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    Who is the little guy with the fluted hat in the corner?

  41. HomelessBiker on July 2, 2022 at 10:26 pm

    Watching the video:
    Me thinking: it’s a nice piece of wood
    James: yeah it’s a nice piece of wood
    Me thinking again: that’s a nice chair just to use to hold that piece of wood.
    James: yeah that’s a nice chair, it’s my shop chair!

    Holy crap he’s a time traveler and he can read minds! Instance sub!
    By the way, I was looking for a plane storage build and this one is just the right type! Thanks James,

  42. Solid Snake on July 2, 2022 at 10:26 pm

    Such a reliable channel. Hard for me to watch anyone else

  43. Obi1kenobi10 on July 2, 2022 at 10:26 pm

    Welp, you have just given me projects #3 and #4. 1 is workbench, 2 is a small stool for the kitchen.

  44. upside downdog on July 2, 2022 at 10:27 pm

    Very nice!

  45. Bill K. on July 2, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    Very nice James, thanks for posting it.

  46. James Faherty on July 2, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    Bro, your Jorts are on point. Must have been from the end of season bargain bin from the Stein Marts from Hamilton Ohio. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป…. I say that because thatโ€™s where I got mine

  47. Kishore Krishnan on July 2, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    Lovely build.Thanks once again. I am just done with a hand built workbench (Paul Sellers) and have become reasonably adept at hand cut dovetails.People like you inspire me.

  48. Jerry Provencher on July 2, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    Clever and fun to watch!

  49. Bryan Moir on July 2, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    Amazong job! I am so glad to have found your channel.

  50. John Hemby on July 2, 2022 at 10:36 pm

    Hi from Rex’s channel, just picked up the plans for this and the saw till with Rex’s patreon discount code. Looking forward to building both.