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Versatile holding jig for handplaning -- No bench dogs/Wonder Dog clamps, no problem.

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Project by ChuckM posted 08-16-2012 01:56 PM 3708 views 24 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wood magazine (Oct. 2012) features a holding jig in its Shop Tips column with an adjustable fence.

I made mine out of scrap 1/2” plywood, 2×4 (for the cleat) and T-bolts and knobs (example of source: http://www.leevalley.com/en/hardware/page.aspx?p=65642&cat=3,51887&ap=1)).

To use it, clamp the jig to the bench at the cleat and adjust the fence to suit the width of the stock. One can add spacers (scrap hard boards) to raise a thin stock, if needed.

Unlike using clamps (e.g. http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=31129&cat=1,41637,41645,31129), there’s no worry of overclamping and buckling, especially with thin workpieces.

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#1 posted 08-16-2012 04:28 PM

That’s an interesting way to do it.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#2 posted 08-16-2012 07:30 PM

Yes the various methods are many, here is mine ….!

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#3 posted 08-16-2012 10:29 PM

Both of the above ideas are excellent for thicker pieces. I often rip veneers and other thin pieces on my bandsaw. I first joint the outer face. The planed face is then carpet taped to a thick board which is clamped between the dogs on my planing bench and then finished with a #4 smoother plane. A fairly easy and fast way to plane thicknesses starting at about 1/16” just to remove the bandsaw tracks. I have to admit that a drum sander would be a much better option, but I don’t have enough room for one in my shop.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 08-17-2012 02:41 AM

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#5 posted 08-17-2012 03:01 AM

Looks cool, I think I understand exelectricians, not sure how the bernoulli spiral clamps actually hold the piece from sliding right through them, and I don’t understand how chuckm’s piece works, this is all definitely new to me!

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#6 posted 08-17-2012 03:09 AM

@jaysonic – click here.

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#7 posted 08-17-2012 03:25 AM

Thank you, that really clears things up! Now all I need is a bench!

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#8 posted 08-17-2012 11:11 AM

Thanks alot garage. your video was helpful. I’ll be making a pair of these this weekend.

-- ~the turtle

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