Last night my frustration of trying to build a bench without a bench peaked. I have several nails driven into my current bench (just a piece of plywood on some shelves) that act as planing stops. They have bent over and several times the work jumped over them and scooted over the top damaging the bottom side. I decided to fix this issue before I did some serious damage to something. With my new drawknife and spokeshave I knocked out a few one inch tapered pegs and but a few holes in my bench with the brace and bit. The holes were backed by some glued on scraps of 2×4 and drilled through as well.
I used the bit to scribe the circle and shaved down to it.
By tapering the pegs a little they are fiction fit for both taller work
and shorter work.
Adjusting the hight is a matter of tapping the pegs with a mallet and they can be knocked flush to be out of the way. I really wish I had done this sooner as it makes a big difference particularly with wider work.
-- Mike, Western New York