Plane Rack Cleat

By Chris14 | Created November 18th, 2019 | Published November 18th, 2019 | Updated November 20th, 2019

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I was tired of my planes taking up room in my drawers and needed to get them organized. I have a small variety of planes but wanted to leave room for growth. Each slot has the opportunity to stack small planes with holes drilled for dowels at the halfway mark. I also wanted to utilize all of the space so I could house other tools, such as a 15" level, of which I have a few. The whole project from design to use was about two hours.

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Plane Cleat Side_Right.svg
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36 x 60"—1/2" Maple veneered plywood 6—wood for dividers 1/4 x 3/4 x 14.5" 24—3/8" wood dowels x 1" Wood glue Staples
Shaper Origin Air-powered staple gun 2 Clamps
All files were created in Illustrator and saved as .SVG files. My goal was to cut the weight of the sides as much without making them structurally weak. I also wanted to be able to store other pieces behind and below the planes if I could. The construction is simple, I rabbeted slots on the interior of the sides to hold the bed securely, then glued and stapled for added support. I also cut slots on the bed for the dividers. For those, I used some scrap oak, rounded the ends and glued them in place. I ended up gluing the dowels in all of the bottom holes, but left the upper holes open for repositioning as my planes change over time. The angle of the bed is 50 degrees, which kept it from sticking too far out into the workspace but angled enough to keep the planes secure. Let me know if anyone has any suggestions for improvements.

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