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Offline c_dwyer

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Systainer Use for Hand Planes
« on: November 02, 2018, 07:58 PM »
Hi All:
Do any of you use systainers to store & transport your hand planes?  If so, care to share some examples? Thinking of going this route and building an insert to house a few planes and sharpening items, and wondering if others have been there and done that.

Thank you in advance for posting examples.

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Offline lwoirhaye

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Re: Systainer Use for Hand Planes
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2018, 08:33 PM »
Not really.  I have an L-Boxx-1 I have a jack plane, a surform block plane and maybe a block plane in, along with several other items I'd want by my side installing cabinets or molding.  Unless a problem came up that box would stay in the truck or at the bottom of a stack.

I carried a jack and a block plane in a Veto carpenter's bag for awhile but that bag got real heavy with that kind of kitchen sink approach.   I've been considering ditching the bag and making an insert for a large L-Boxx but making all the decisions about what to put in the box is kind of overwhelming. 

Offline Farming_Sawyer

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Re: Systainer Use for Hand Planes
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2018, 09:15 PM »
Depends on how many planes and their size... I should think a sys1 could hold a jack plane, a low angle block plane, a sharpening jig and a diamond grit block all held in place in kazen foam. In a sys2 you could have a bottom layer with a rebate plane, a small wooden chamfer plane and maybe a longer smoothing plane all set in foam on their sides with a top layer of the planes I first mentioned with the foam glued to an piece of 1/4" ply so it could be lifted out. Make this in a sys 2 combi with Some sharpening gear and bench dips in the drawer. That would make a road warrior trim and cabinet kit, but it might be a bit heavy to lug in and out every day....
CT 26E, RO125, sys-mft, sys-toolbox, a bunch of 30 year old tools I'm looking to replace.

Offline wpz

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Re: Systainer Use for Hand Planes
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2018, 09:31 PM »
Hi,

you can buy lie nielsen planes in a systainer from a German company called Dictum:

https://www.dictum.com/en/lie-nielsen-planes-baea/lie-nielsen-entry-level-plane-set-in-t-loc-systainer-703436#

Offline Farming_Sawyer

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Re: Systainer Use for Hand Planes
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2018, 08:17 AM »
Hi,

you can buy lie nielsen planes in a systainer from a German company called Dictum:

https://www.dictum.com/en/lie-nielsen-planes-baea/lie-nielsen-entry-level-plane-set-in-t-loc-systainer-703436#

More or less what I was thinking....
CT 26E, RO125, sys-mft, sys-toolbox, a bunch of 30 year old tools I'm looking to replace.

Offline Df1k1

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Re: Systainer Use for Hand Planes
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2019, 05:15 PM »
Hi,

you can buy lie nielsen planes in a systainer from a German company called Dictum:

https://www.dictum.com/en/lie-nielsen-planes-baea/lie-nielsen-entry-level-plane-set-in-t-loc-systainer-703436#
Whoa. That’s pretty sweet

Offline lerabotperche

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Offline demographic

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Re: Systainer Use for Hand Planes
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2019, 01:55 PM »
Not realky a handplane box but I do have a Veritas low angle blockplane in a systainer with my drill driver and impact screwdriver, along with a few of my day to day common usage tools.
I have my jackplane in my toolsafe and that only really comes out when I'm fitting doors and am putting a leading edge on or taking the final shavings off.

Offline grbmds

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Re: Systainer Use for Hand Planes
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2019, 02:16 PM »
@c_dwyer I store some hand planes (a block plane, a smoother, a tiny "violin makers", a spokeshave, and a cabinet scraper in a ingle Systainer. I have sometimes brought them with me but generally just use the Systainer to store them in.

No dividers or anything except I did line the bottom with Kaizen Foam to cushion them a little. They just basically lay in the Systainer, but it was an extra and I didn't have anything else to put in it. I think it works well for both storage and sometimes carrying them with me.
Randy

Offline Stunt

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Re: Systainer Use for Hand Planes
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2019, 12:11 AM »
I keep some in one of the new blue systainer 2 that just came out. Mostly the ones I'd use the most on sites, and a couple others that fit in.
It just has my Stanley #78 & parts, mini router plane, a small hand made luthier plane in a small Baltic Birch box, smooth plane, Stanley adjustable mouth block plane and a Veritas apron plane with the VPM blade. Also a desiccant pack to hopefully keep rust down.
The foam I used was left over packing foam from a jobsite that came with some lighting fixtures.
It was about half inch thick and I used 3 layers. Bottom layer was not cut for any.
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Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Systainer Use for Hand Planes
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2019, 09:44 AM »
If you go the systainer route, I suggest that you put a Silica Gel Packets in it or use something like


L.V.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2019, 09:49 AM by Mario Turcot »
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