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Forum topic by Ron Harper posted 02-27-2013 04:21 AM 654 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Ron Harper

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02-27-2013 04:21 AM

You have to plow a groove 3/8 in from the edge of a 2 in wide board. How do you hold i for working with the plow plane?

-- Ron in Kokomo


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ksSlim

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#1 posted 02-27-2013 04:43 AM

Install a “stop board” at the end of the work piece and a stop on the off hand or back side of the board.
Plow away.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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#2 posted 02-27-2013 01:34 PM

Plow plane fence is deeper than the board is thick

-- Ron in Kokomo

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#3 posted 02-27-2013 02:08 PM

How thick is the stuff? How long is the stuff?

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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sikrap

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#4 posted 02-27-2013 02:46 PM

Take the fence off the plow plane and use a batten and a couple of holdfasts.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#5 posted 02-27-2013 02:52 PM

What about a couple dabs of glue to hold it to a sacrificial board to give you the height you need, then once you’re done, cut off the sacrificial board and plane off any residue.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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VillaggioWoodworks

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#6 posted 02-27-2013 03:22 PM

Double stick tape to the top of the bench right at the front.

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#7 posted 02-27-2013 04:41 PM

3/4 by 2 ft long

-- Ron in Kokomo

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#8 posted 02-27-2013 04:42 PM

Can i use a dado plane as a plow?

-- Ron in Kokomo

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#9 posted 02-27-2013 05:10 PM

You might leave it a couple of inches long and nail it
to another board. This is probably what the old timers
would have done.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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#10 posted 02-27-2013 06:44 PM

Just went back and watched a Paul Sellers video. He puts the piece in. Clamp and puts the clamp in the vise at the front of the bench. Neat solution

-- Ron in Kokomo

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#11 posted 02-27-2013 07:07 PM

Do you remember which video Ron? I’m having trouble picturing it.

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#12 posted 02-27-2013 08:37 PM

I think that’s what a “sticking board” is for:

http://woodworkingbyhand2.blogspot.com/2010/05/sticking-board.html

It provides lateral support when cutting moldings or grooves on a long, thin piece of wood.

-- More tools, fewer machines.

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#13 posted 02-27-2013 11:14 PM

I think it is video 4 in the dovetail box series

-- Ron in Kokomo

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#14 posted 02-27-2013 11:16 PM

Brett

I have been meaning to make a sticking board. I will have to move it up on the long list

-- Ron in Kokomo

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#15 posted 02-28-2013 12:02 AM

build a cradle jig to set the piece in, or on the sides of the piece.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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