I picked up a couple new-to-me babies and did some shuffling with what I wanted to keep in the till, so I needed to rebuild the divider section. Luckily, I was smart enough to foresee doing this at some point, so all the dividers were just screwed into place. I had intended on using the same piece of ply from the original build, but I couldn’t get it cleaned up enough to make me happy. And I knew seeing all the open screw holes was going to get under my skin, so I dropped a new piece of 1/2” ply into place (after staining it to give a little contrast this time).
I also replaced the front ledger, which was also screwed in. It’s got hand cut recesses in it to receive the back end of the tote on the smaller planes. Not really necessary to cut in those pockets, but it does make for a much more solid ‘seat’ when the planes go back into the till. A half-round iwasaki makes quick work of it.
The hardest part was figuring out which planes to leave out of the lineup. I don’t have nearly as many as many of you all, but enough that I have to make choices!
I also sunk a 1/2” disc magnet into the corner for the plane iron screw driver to live on. 👍🏼
I tossed in a pic at the end that shows the rear of the till, since the French cleat option came up in discussion recently.