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off if the door were jostled) we designed spaces for the four larger bench planes we use often (and room to add two more) above the drawers at the top of the cabinet.

All the smaller tools went into the doors, with a variety of ways to hang or store them. You'll note in the photos that router bits are stored in a bit holder that fits onto a ledge in the doors. I used simple cup hooks to hang some drawknives and scrapers, and the drill bits are stored in a box temporarily attached to the door.

If you haven't discovered the joy of rare earth magnets, it's time. I used these little wonders throughout the tool cabinet. They provide amazing support (holding chisels and gouges suspended firmly) but still allow you to easily pry them loose to use. They're reasonably priced, and can be countersunk into a wood strip (as with the chisels) so they're out of the way. I mentioned the drill box earlier, it's held to the cabinet door bottom with rare earth magnets. When the door is opened

or closed the box stays in place. But when I want to use the bits, I pull the whole set free and take it to the work.

While most fine woodworkers are embarrassed to admit they own a belt sander, there is a time and a place for it. Keeping the belts handy is what is difficult. The Shaker pegs attached to the lower left door offer a great storage answer for the belts and many other "hanging" tools.

In that same door you'll notice another adaptation of mine

from the Shakers. The candle box is a Shaker staple, but by adapting the size some I made two convenient storage bins for my most common random orbit sanding discs. Once again, the Shaker pegs make it easy to take a selection of grits to the work.

The plane storage is also worthy of comment. There are purists out there screaming foul about storing planes on their soles. Yes, if the blade is not retracted inside the body of the plane, it could be damaged when putting the

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