Fine adjustable stopper

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Project by Vagabond55 posted 1214 days ago 3531 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 1214 days ago

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 1214 days ago

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 1214 days ago

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 1214 days ago

Very nice. Whats it do?

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John Stegall

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#5 posted 1214 days ago

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 1214 days ago

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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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 1214 days ago

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 1214 days ago

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


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#9 posted 1214 days ago

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

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#10 posted 1214 days ago

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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