Fine adjustable stopper

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Project by Vagabond55 posted 05-02-2011 10:13 AM 4597 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Instead of simple wood block and a clamp, I made a bit complex
stopper with fine adjustable capability.
As turning the knob, the center bolt push/pull the wood block.
Two pull springs are used to kill the play of the bolt and two pistons work
as the guide to keep the block flush.
Adjustable range is about 20mm.
Guess what,,,, This project is over kill.
A simple bolt and a nut with a block may work as good as this one.

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 05-02-2011 11:29 AM

Overkill is fun


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 05-02-2011 12:36 PM

The more importent was you had fun!
More is less…
What is it for?
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#3 posted 05-02-2011 01:42 PM

55, Very impressive but I must be a little dense. I’ve been staring at your pics for ten minutes nowm and I’ll be darned if I can figure out it’s intended use. Please enlighten me.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#4 posted 05-02-2011 02:16 PM

Very nice. Whats it do?

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#5 posted 05-02-2011 02:24 PM

I am going to guess: it is used as an adjustable stop so you can make repetitive cuts. But then again, what do I know?

-- jstegall

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#6 posted 05-02-2011 02:25 PM

Great workmanship you’ll be able to pass it on to a grandson at a later date. “Whatsit”??

-- BobG, Lowell, Arkansas--------My goal in life is to be the kind of person my dog thinks I am! Make more saw dust!!

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#7 posted 05-02-2011 02:26 PM

That is a neat end gage. Cool design. I like unique stuff!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 05-02-2011 06:20 PM

yes overkill is fun , but the #&%@£$@&!§ …is this niice looking device for ? ? :-)


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#9 posted 05-02-2011 10:33 PM

Overkill is the way to go. Although from time to time cheap is enough :p

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#10 posted 05-02-2011 10:49 PM

I think it’s really clever. Lock it in close to your stop position, then micro-adjust to final fit. I’m a “coarse” woodworker, so I’m satisfied just to admire it, however you precision freaks need to add this to your arsenal. Just think of all the 0.000001 inches you’re missing manually setting your stop blocks :) Awesome build, brother.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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