The angled plane till houses a fairly large area in back of the planes. Being one who does not like to waste space, I have hinged the top of the angled plane till. This angled plane till is split in half because of the weight of the planes. (Having a single till would be too heavy to lift to access the area in back.) I did not have a large enough piece of mahogany to reach to the top apex so I scabbed a piece of white holly that has been sand shaded and a piece of Nicaraguan red heart to make the filler piece.
This picture had been posted before, but it shows the progress that is being made on the cabinet interior.
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.