Block Plane Holsters
We recently made some changes to our Small Block Plane Holsters, rounding the front of the holster base so that it more closely matches the Large Block Plane Holster. We have a handful of the old style of Small Block Plane Holsters available and are offering them at a discounted price. Once they are sold out, this style will not be made again.
For the newer style of holster, please see below.
Our large leather block plane holster was made to fit most commonly available large block planes, both new and antiques. It has overall dimensions of 8.5" tall, 3.25" wide, and 1.5" deep, allowing it to fit just about anywhere. Designed to be mounted on a vertical surface such as a shop wall, inside a tool chest, or on the side of a workbench, it has three holes for secure mounting with brass screws (included). The holster is made of 10oz. English Bridle leather that has been wet moulded for an exceptional fit. This holster was designed around the popular Stanley 65 and 60-1/2 block planes, but will fit most planes that are of similar dimensions, generally 2" wide or less. Note, It will NOT fit rabbeting block planes! The bottom of the plane holster is left open to allow for wood shavings, dust, and debris to pass through. That kind of detritus can absorb ambient moisture, increasing the chances of corrosion and rust if allowed to contact your block plane. By allowing that to pass through, the chance of corrosion and rust drops significantly. The hole in the bottom also makes maintenance much easier. You can pass an oil soaked rag right through the holster, applying oil to all contact areas with ease. Oiled leather is better at repelling ambient moisture. Less moisture equals less corrosion! We recommend lightly oiling the leather once every few months, more in extreme conditions. Standard leather oils such as Neatsfoot Oil work just fine. It is not efficient to make these one at a time, instead they are made in small batches. As each batch is completed, we will update the inventory on the website. These holsters are available in several different colors.
Our Small Block Plane Holsters are designed to hold most of the popular small block planes such as the Stanley and Lie-Nielsen 102 block planes and the Veritas Apron Plane. The Small Block Plane Holster can accommodate any small block plane with an overall width of 1-3/4" or less. Just like the Large Block Plane holster, the Small Holster is constructed with 10oz. English Bridle Leather that has been wet moulded for ideal fit and finish. The entire assembly is held together with durable saddle stitching using waxed thread. The Small Block Plane Holster mounts to vertical surfaces using three brass screws(included). The end of the Small Block Plane Holster is left open to allow shavings, dust, or debris to pass right through. It also allows for easier maintenance, allowing you to properly oil the inside as well as the outside of the holster during routine maintenance. Like the Large Holsters, the Small versions are made in small batches and are added to the website as they are available.