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By Derek Cohen (Perth, Oz)
#1205832
Make your own planing stop. This took about 30 minutes to make and install ...


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It looks like an ordinary dog hole. 1" wide in O1 steel. Filed 8 ppi. Sharp like a saw.


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Used with a Doe's Foot ...


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.. or tail vise ...


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The extra grip over a bench dog is amazing! It grips so well that it is just as stable off centre ...


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Regards from Perth


Derek
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By AndyT
#1205837
I've been meaning for several years to try a modification like that on my plain square stop.
I guess it's just moved up the to do list!
Thanks, Derek.
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By Derek Cohen (Perth, Oz)
#1206005
OK, I have made a modification to the way the stop is attached to the dog.

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The brass screws have been replaced by stainless steel M6 bolts into threaded inserts ...

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This is the spring-loaded bench dog. It will remain at any height it is set. Note that all my bench dogs are exactly the same, and this one can be used in place of any other ...

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How the stop looks to the wood :)

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And once again to emphasise the relevance of the Doe's Foot ...

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Regards from Perth

Derek
By Hornbeam
#1206236
I never like metal stops or dogs as I feel I risk ruining a tool blade on it.
Like the notched wooden support for the other end though.
Ian
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By Ttrees
#1206760
Derek
By the looks of things, the holes in your bench are at 90 degrees, and you could face your angry dog in either direction...
Is this the case?
Thanks
Tom
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By Derek Cohen (Perth, Oz)
#1206763
Hi Tom

The square dog holes along the front of the bench are angled down at 2 degrees. This includes the dog hole in the wagon vise.

The round dog holes in the centre and far end of the bench are all vertical. These are used for (Gramercy and Veritas) hold downs or brass (Veritas) bench stops.

Regards from Perth

Derek
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By devonwoody
#1206778
Derek, I remember when you posted your newly constructed bench over 10 years ago, it has a few scratches on it now I note.
Thanks for showing your new bench stops and amendments. I need something like this myself these days, I have come out of heavy machinery use.
By SammyQ
#1207269
Derek, is this a development of Jake Darvall's concept from years ago? I remember he referred to his toothed edge as 'fish scales/scaler' or somesuch. Nice execution of the idea.

Sam
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By Derek Cohen (Perth, Oz)
#1207277
Sam, I have no idea whether Jake did this. He has/had a very inventive mind. In fact, I have been searching for his website (as he is a superb Windsor chair maker), but the site closed some years ago. I wonder where he is? The idea for the bench stop is one partly from Chris Schwarz and partly from BenchCraft. Nothing original. Just my execution of it.

Regards from Perth

Derek
By SammyQ
#1207450
http://www.woodworkforums.com/f44/hand-planing-awkwardly-thin-timber-fish-scalers-38354?highlight=fish+scaler


There you go Derek, one fish scaler idea. I must say though, your execution is much more "elegant " - in the Scientific Method meaning of that word, as in: simpler, easier to use and more efficient in doing the job, than Jake's is, though I can see both versions could have their place.

As you said, Apricotripper was a prolific ideas man. I still have a full download of his #043 plane adaption; nice work.
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By Steve Maskery
#1207546
Very nice indeed, Derek. I have to say, if it were me, I'd have used brass rather than SS, just in case of accidents, but you are probably less prone to doing stupid things than I am...