It was time to set the workbench up for hand tool use. We never bothered to drill holes for the bench dogs.
I used a forstner bit to drill the dog holes every five inches and in line with the vise.
We decided to add a bench stop as well. It it is a simple plywood board attached with knobs.
Here Kris routs the 3/8 “slots for the knob bolts.
I buy lawn mower knobs which only cost $3 per pair instead of the Rocker price of $6 or so for “jig-it” knobs.
The plywood can be raised up and locked into position to act as a stop for planing.
Here are the finished upgrades.
We did a few test setups and they perform as expected. Looking forward to using them for our Hand Tool Projects.
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