As I continue on my journey to becoming more proficient at the use of hand planes and the like, I’ve had some serious headaches. One of the major headaches I’ve had is surface planing small parts. I’ve tried clamping and locking in the vise. I’ve tried bench dogs and other various means. I’ve not been able to consistently come up with a way to hold small parts.
The following is an idea I gleaned from a woodworking video by Rob Cosman. It’s just a piece of MDF with a strip of 1/4” hardboard glued to it and a bench hook screwed to it. The hook keeps the planing jig from moving, and the 1/4” thick strip keeps the piece from sliding. It works brilliantly for it’s intended purpose.
This worked so good I just thought I’d share it.
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