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Shop Tip - Planing Stop for Thin Workpieces

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Don’t want to tack a nail on your bench to plane a thin stock?

Tip as featured in American Woodworker. Easy to make with scrap materials:

-Discarded credit cards
-11/16” to 3/4” dia. dowels depending on your workbench holes

The depth of the stop can be adjusted by inserting more cards.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted





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Don W

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#1 posted 499 days ago

Another good reason to cut the credit cards in half. Cool.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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rodman40

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#2 posted 499 days ago

Somebody needs to come up with a “Wood Working For Dummies” book and insert tips about credit card uses like this one, I know I can use all help given on Lumber Jocks.

-- Rodman

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stefang

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#3 posted 499 days ago

That looks like a good tip Chuck. I usually just use a little carpet tape to fasten thin pieces to a board held between my bench dogs which works well too, but there are usually many ways good ways to do the same thing.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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reggle

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#4 posted 499 days ago

cool tip i might make some of these for my new workbench

-- reggle/england/Nothing like a good piece of hickory

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farmerdude

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#5 posted 495 days ago

Great idea. I will be giving this a try really soon, thanks.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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