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Ron Harper

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418 days ago

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 418 days ago

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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Ron Harper

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#2 posted 417 days ago

Plow plane fence is deeper than the board is thick

-- Ron in Kokomo

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#3 posted 417 days ago

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 417 days ago

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

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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BinghamtonEd

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#5 posted 417 days ago

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 417 days ago

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

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Ron Harper

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#7 posted 417 days ago

3/4 by 2 ft long

-- Ron in Kokomo

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#8 posted 417 days ago

Can i use a dado plane as a plow?

-- Ron in Kokomo

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Loren

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#9 posted 417 days ago

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.

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Ron Harper

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#10 posted 417 days ago

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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Tim

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#11 posted 417 days ago

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

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Brett

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#12 posted 417 days ago

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 417 days ago

I think it is video 4 in the dovetail box series

-- Ron in Kokomo

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#14 posted 417 days ago

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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TCCcabinetmaker

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#15 posted 417 days ago

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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