Can anybody identify this planing stop?

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Forum topic by Bob, Oregon posted 07-20-2012 10:38 PM 2159 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bob, Oregon

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07-20-2012 10:38 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tool bench planing stop clamp

I received this recess-in-the-benchtop stop from a friend yesterday and was wondering if anyone knows the maker, year made, etc. I cannot find an identifying mark on the thing anywhere.

The stop itself is retractable and is held at any desired height by tightening a straight-slot set screw in the top surface of the plate.

Just curious.

-- 73, Bob

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#1 posted 07-20-2012 11:15 PM

Sorry Bob I’ve never seen one like it.

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#2 posted 07-20-2012 11:39 PM

It is hopeless. Send it to me.
There are several out there today, but my brain ain’t workin’ right now.
Put in in the bench and use it. It is called a planing bench dog/stop (as in use with a plane), but you knew that.
Wish I had about 4 of ‘em.


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#3 posted 07-20-2012 11:41 PM

Never seen one either but I’d like a dozen of them.

-- My theroy in wood working will be. If I'm not enjoying doing it i won't do it.

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#4 posted 07-21-2012 12:30 AM

It is a Merrills patent adjustable bench stop. I found this image on

It was made by E.C. Stearns in Syracuse, NY. Apparently it appears in the encyclopaedia of 19th century hardware.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrrupt man who is doing it."

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#5 posted 07-21-2012 12:45 AM

I had one I pulled out of a rickety bench in a basement – it had
probably been there for 40 or 50 years.

I sold it with some other stuff in a lot of tools a few months
back. I never used it but I thought it well designed.

If you want to get crazy, buy another on ebay and
install them parallel in your bench.

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