I believe it was Archimedes who once said “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.” a more succinct way to say it would be, “levers are awesome”.
...but they don’t just move things.
Here I have set up a lever of sorts. The fulcrum being the bench dog, and the clamp being Archimedes. Because of mechanical advantage it would take a tremendous amount of force to move the lever from the end near my vise.
Why is this needed?
Because re-sawing oak with a coarse ripsaw generates a ton of force.
And it’s best that your stop not interfere with your saw.
After a fair amount of sawdust….
The end result.
-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan