Tool Cabinet – Plane Storage

Got some storage going to be able to add to the tool cabinet. I now have plane storage with room to spare.  The plane till and well have been completed with some room to spare in both of them.  

Plane/Tool Well

To me, the plane well is the structure that fits in the bottom portion of the cabinet.  In the plan, it includes 2 small drawers and stores the smaller conventional planes, say up to No. 4 side plane.  

It has 4 places for the block plane sized planes.  I own 2 (low angle block plane from Lee Valley and rabbeting block plane from Lie Nielsen).  See the first picture of these 2 planes installed in there small compartments.  Still 2 more spaces in case I ever expand the collection for these smaller planes.  Missing are the 2 drawers for accessories.  Did not complete them yet, but this does not prevent me to at least install the structure in the cabinet.

Plane well to be fitted in the tool cabinet
Plane well to be fitted in the tool cabinet
Plane well to be fitted in the tool cabinet
Plane well to be fitted in the tool cabinet

The right portion of the well is to store bigger planes, I would say smaller then No. 4 or No 4 1/2 sized planes.  The original plan called for 5 spaces but I ended up with 4 besides the block plane storage.  Should be enough for a while.  Stored in these compartments are my Lie Nielsen No. 4 and Lie Nielsen low angled smoother.  

Plane Well in the cabinet
Plane Well in the cabinet

This is the plane well installed in the cabinet, in the bottom most compartment.  There a space between the top shelve of the Well and the shelf that the plane till sits on.  More space for other tools to be stored.  More on that later.  

Plane Till

The plane till in this design of the cabinet is angled to store other planes and is angled within the tool cabinet.  

Plane till - Angled - Tool Cabinet
Plane till – Angled – Tool Cabinet

Stored in till are my No 5 1/2 Jack plane is the left most plane.  It barely fitted from a length perspective.  Next to it is my low angled jack plane.  Both of these plane are from Lie Nielsen.  

To the right of these planes are my 2 router planes (small from Lie Nielsen and larger from Lee Valley).  I also got the Lie Nielsen small shoulder plane.  All the devisions between the planes are in walnut and have milled more of these for expansions at later dates.  

Plane till installed in the cabinet
Plane till installed in the cabinet

Here is the till installed in the cabinet.  You can see the top doors for more storage on top of the till.  

Next steps will be more storage of tools and hanging the front doors of the cabinet.