Sunday, February 7, 2010

Bench Stop


Many times just a simple stop is all needed for planing straight-ahead. It is fast and has the advantage of  avoiding distortions in the piece closed between the vise and dogs, especially in the case of reduced thickness. It is not difficult to build one cutting a through mortise (1"x 1 1/2"ca.) in which a plunger slides; its section is very close to section of mortise and  it's long enough to be easily adjusted by a wing nut screw system placed under the bench. One shown in the photo is the glorious Record 169, easy to fit in any work bench.

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