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Project by oicurn2it2 posted 09-27-2015 08:36 PM 1139 views 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Okay so in squaring my stock and the issue of holding the stock and frequently needing to check my progress means locking it in the vise ,planing , unlocking , checking …..locking it in the vise, planing …you get the picture . And because at the moment i’m using a twin screw vise it seem it can be just a bit more efficient.
Answer; a sticking board and of course i had to modify the concept . So what i needed was a zip ~fast means of clamping (both the face and edges) . Enter the humble cam, as you can see a simple turn of the lever enough pressure is applied to the stock to allow me to work it and check it so effectively that i wore my wrist out in short fashion (2 whole days) enter , ice , turmeric and ginger . The point being this works fantastically

concerning the last picture, as you square your stock by hand a good test of consistency is ~ will it stack square ?.
because any minuscule error in the work will show up (compounded) in a stack .
each piece has to be dead flat and dead square . And doing this by hand is of no small task ,but the results are unparalleled when correct , now weather or not you find that satisfying or not , that is up to you , all i know is this is one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a while,,,,,{for my fellow knuckle draggers} [(:{>

-- "when you think youre going to slow, slow down just a little bit more" .... Pop's





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#1 posted 09-27-2015 09:09 PM

While I appreciate what you did, I abandoned that idea and just use a pop-up benchstop for the same work. If I’m working wider wood, I use a thin stop bar dropped into two dog holes and adjust my push stroke to suit. No need for cams or anything else to hold the work-piece. Just a bit of practiced skill. If I need to make cross grain cuts, I drop another stop bar longitudinally into adjacent dog holes and viola! I’m a big fan of simplicity.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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