I am starting my personal plane cabinet. I have about 25 planes and I need a central place to store them. The case needs to be closed to the dust and the moisture of the shop but at the same time I want to readily see them and to show them. The cabinet exterior will be walnut. The writing is Japanese and means woodworking teacher. The writing is in Yew (I think). On the opposite side I plan on putting some line and berry inlay. I have about 3 hours into the inlay. The door will be glass. So far, the plan is to have the cabinet 4' tall and about 30" wide. We will see what the winds of change may dictate. Because this is a personal project, I will work on it as I can. I still need to work on a side board, Tansu cabinet, work bench top for a mechanic friend, and an office for a client. It may be awhile until it is finished.
My common name is McKay Sleight. Moku means wood, saku means to make, and sensei is teacher. I taught woodworking for 31 years. I retired in May of 2010. Before teaching, I worked as a mortician, insulation installer and coca cola delivery. I lived in Japan for 2 years and still speak a little after 40 years. I received my masters of education degree in 1984. I have six children, the oldest of which is a Doctor of Nurse practitioner. The second is an amazing young mom that works with handicapped adults. # 3 graduated in radiation technology and has an amazing wife that will put up with him. #4 has one little girl and a cute little boy. #5 is working at two jobs and is going to school for EMT and firefighting. #6 is married, and graduated in 2011 as a med. assistant. She loves her job.