To protect the blade and sole of your hand planes when not in use, pick up a sheet of magnetic air duct grill cover from the hardware store.

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To protect the blade and sole of your hand planes when not in use, pick up a sheet of magnetic air duct grill cover from the hardware store. Trace the shape of the plane sole on the magnetic sheet and cut it out with scissors. Your new magnetic cover shields the blade and sole from bumps and jostles, even in the bottom of a toolbox.
—Gary Walsh, Elgin, Ill.