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More Workbench Accessories #3 - Quick Clamp Aid & Handplane Tip

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Project by ChuckM posted 06-28-2011 09:54 PM 2228 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The planing breakaway aid is from the April issue of WWJ – an alternative to chamfering the edge before you plane. You can make one in 5 – 10 minutes.

I have a Veritas low angle block plane with a 25-degree blade in it for planing endgrain. When I want to use it as a standard block plane, I change the blade to one that’s sharpened at 33 degrees (the bed angle is 12 degrees, together the cutting angle will be 45 degrees) – an alternative to having two block planes!

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted





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mafe

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#1 posted 06-28-2011 09:56 PM

Nice simple idea.
Best thoughts,
MaFe

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

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FlairWoodworks

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#2 posted 06-28-2011 10:04 PM

Simple and useful. Good thinking.

-- Chris Wong -- http://flairwoodworks.wordpress.com --

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Dan

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#3 posted 06-28-2011 10:14 PM

Neat and smart.. I am going to make one of these. Thanks for posting.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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Bertha

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#4 posted 06-28-2011 10:53 PM

Very smart. I’ve blown out a lot of end-grain thinking, “I’ll just be careful”;)

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

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Poisson

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#5 posted 06-29-2011 03:49 AM

Nice and simple idea.

-- Byung Soo Kim, Seoul, S.Korea

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docholladay

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#6 posted 06-29-2011 08:37 AM

Good tip. Why wouldn’t you want more than one block plane? I have 7 or 8. I lose count.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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jdh122

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#7 posted 06-29-2011 01:13 PM

nice idea. I have the same clamp (its mate broke a few months ago).

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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