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Benchtop Stop installed

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Project by Woodbutchery posted 04-01-2018 03:34 PM 868 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Recently bought a benchtop stop and meant to install it Saturday, but life happened, so an Easter morning install was in order.

A few words about my workbench. It’s 1 pieces of 3/4” plywood over a frame attached to my garage wall, so the install was a bit dicey due to the nature of plywood and a lack of solidity after you get to the last 1/4” or so. Still, outlined with a knife, then drilled the central hole for the post that houses the screw to raise/lower the stop jaw, and chisel and hand router plane to refine the recess for the stop to fit into.

3rd and fourth picture show the stop in action, and a nice, solid base from which to plane from.

I may, at some point, build a platform to attach to the leg underneath the bench to provide a better base (basically, knock out the remainder of the current recess to make the appropriate hole, then fashion a seperate piece of wood to act as a base for the stop that would attach to the top of the bench leg, which is visible through the hole that got knocked out for the central post), but for now, it’s a nice addition to the bench, makes planing MUCH easier, and another project off the list.

For those asking, “When are you going to make a REAL workbench?”, that will be a couple more years or so, after we move to Georgia.

Anyway, thanks for looking. Any comments are always welcome.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery





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#1 posted 04-01-2018 09:53 PM

Cool!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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