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Forum topic by bluekingfisher posted 309 days ago 772 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bluekingfisher

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309 days ago

For those of you interested in traditional bench work this little jig may be of use to some.

I hope you can understand the accent?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNrof3cd1cA

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan


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#1 posted 309 days ago

Super info; Thanks! And, yes I could understand every word he said. I;ll probably try to fabricate one this morning. I have trouble fixing my hold downs tight enough even with a a leather raw hide pad on the foot. It’s a WC CI unit, not a high arch blacksmith’s model. Maybe some day? Any help LJs?

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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#2 posted 309 days ago

Pleased you found it of use, good luck with your own holding system

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#3 posted 309 days ago

thanks for the info….a no muss no fuss (no expense) solution

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#4 posted 309 days ago

A teaser (thanks for this, I love it!):

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

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bluekingfisher

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#5 posted 309 days ago

kdc & smitty. I know there are a lot of handtool guys working in the traditional way so thought it would be of some use. Old school methods are sometimes hard to beat.

I must confess that this video was not my finding, it was posted by one of the guys on a WW forum here in the UK. I guess woodworking is woodworking no matter where you work wood.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#6 posted 309 days ago

Good info and video. Thnx David

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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bluekingfisher

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#7 posted 309 days ago

You’re welcome Roger.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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Don Broussard

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#8 posted 309 days ago

Simple principle and great results in work holding! I need to drill a few more dog holes in my workbench, and I will definitely be making some of these in different thicknesses. I already have three holdfasts, so I plan to save a few scraps from the fire pit to make some battens—a no-cost, practical solution for the shop. Thanks for posting.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#9 posted 309 days ago

I saw that video yesterday, great tip.

HandTooler, here is another video by the same guy that shows a way to get more grip with a holdfast, maybe it will help you.

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HorizontalMike

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#10 posted 309 days ago

I traditionally use those dogs with my end and/or face vise. I also use Veritas surface clamps instead of holdfasts. That said, I still long for a pair of Gramercy Holdfasts. Maybe one of these days…

My current solution:

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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shipwright

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#11 posted 308 days ago

Great idea but my holdfasts coat me $60 for the pair and my wagon vices cost me less than $20 for the pair so I can’t agree with the cost saving part.
It is a great use of holdfasts and don’t get me wrong, I love my holdfasts.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#12 posted 308 days ago

Many Thanks JayT. I’ll get my center punch out tomorrow for sure.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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