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Forum topic by DKV posted 389 days ago 774 views 1 time favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DKV

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389 days ago

The picture below is a plane stop that I almost bought from Lee Valley. However, since the stop is slightly less than 1/4” thick I would not be able to plane or scrape anything less than 1/4” thick. I do a lot of planing and scraping of wood that I want at a final thickness of 1/8”.

After playing around and experimenting I came up with the below solution that works great. The thickness of the square is 3/32” so I can easily plane or scrape to 1/8” without fear of damaging my plane blade or scraper.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.


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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 389 days ago

My first thought was “Great idea!”

My second thought, though, is I wonder if you are running the risk of “unsquaring” your square?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 389 days ago

Agree w/Charlie. If it is a cheapo square, or out of square, I would think you are onto an easy solution.

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#3 posted 389 days ago

Ditto : )

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Mark Shymanski

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#4 posted 365 days ago

Why not just tack a thin piece to your workbench top. Cheap and infinitely adjustable.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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PurpLev

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#5 posted 365 days ago

I do a similar thing – but I just use a scrap piece of thinly sliced cutoff (that I usually have from resawing this or that)

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crank49

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#6 posted 364 days ago

A vertically adjustable stop across one end of the bench?

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DKV

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#7 posted 343 days ago

Charlie, as a followup to your comment I changed the config and tested for square after every use. As you can see I have secured both legs which should take most of the stress off of the square’s 90 degree angle. After each use I compared the carpenter square to my Incra square and my Starrett. I am happy to report no change or damage to the carpenter square.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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DKV

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#8 posted 309 days ago

Bump test

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eddie

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#9 posted 309 days ago

it works

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