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Forum topic by gargey posted 04-26-2017 02:14 PM 492 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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gargey

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04-26-2017 02:14 PM

Pls discuss, not sure the best way.

For instance, if I want to plane a 1/4” groove into the face of a 3” wide board. With a plow plane

Is it possible with a conventional bench, or do I need to start with a wider board, or do I need some special clamps and/or dog/hold-down holes?

More color:

I have the lie-nielsen workbench and the veritas small plow plane. The width of the plow plane on both sides would hit work-holding apparatus if the board can’t be held far from the groove.


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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 04-26-2017 03:07 PM

... how about a sticking board?

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#2 posted 04-26-2017 03:37 PM

Like Ron said. You can look them up on line, they can be as simple as one narrower board attached to a thicker one and a screw at the end to raise and lower as the stop.

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#3 posted 04-26-2017 04:02 PM

Don’t see why you couldn’t hold it between bench dogs, or with a clamp or hold down. at 3 inch wide, I am assuming that the groove is near the edge, like for a drawer bottom.

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#4 posted 04-26-2017 04:02 PM

Here is my adjustable sticking board (those bolts have since been cut down) ..

... grooving a 1 1/2” wide drawer side …

Link: http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ShopMadeTools/AdjustableStickingBoard.html

Regards from Perth

Derek

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#5 posted 04-26-2017 05:08 PM

Do you mean like this?

You CAN build the jig on a scrap 1×6. Add the hold-downs where needed. One hold-down on each end. The long strip across the back can be adjusted to the width you need..

Been using ones like this, ever since the Stanley 45 showed up in my shop, last year.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#6 posted 04-26-2017 06:40 PM

Thanks for the ideas. Don’t have time to read right now but certainly will. Have never heard of a “sticking board” before.

I assume these do not hamage (i.e. screw into) the piece you’re trying to plow?

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#7 posted 04-26-2017 07:53 PM

I screw into the hold-downs, not the part. Unless, there is to be a screw in the part as part of a joint.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#8 posted 04-26-2017 08:29 PM

Nice website Derek

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#9 posted 04-26-2017 10:51 PM

The screw head digs in to the end of the piece, and often that doesn’t matter since it will be hidden in a joint. If it did matter you could put a small scrap piece there or bit of thick leather.

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