LumberJocks

Scraping and planing...

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by DKV posted 07-06-2013 09:10 PM 869 views 1 time favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View DKV's profile

DKV

3214 posts in 1350 days


07-06-2013 09:10 PM

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.

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...


9 replies so far

View CharlieM1958's profile

CharlieM1958

15913 posts in 3064 days


#1 posted 07-06-2013 10:21 PM

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"

View ShaneA's profile

ShaneA

5591 posts in 1444 days


#2 posted 07-06-2013 10:35 PM

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

View Dusty56's profile

Dusty56

11735 posts in 2534 days


#3 posted 07-07-2013 05:50 AM

Ditto : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

View Mark Shymanski's profile

Mark Shymanski

5153 posts in 2558 days


#4 posted 07-30-2013 09:33 PM

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

View PurpLev's profile

PurpLev

8476 posts in 2494 days


#5 posted 07-30-2013 09:43 PM

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)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

View crank49's profile

crank49

3709 posts in 1817 days


#6 posted 07-31-2013 05:19 PM

A vertically adjustable stop across one end of the bench?

-- Michael :-{| Don't anthropomorphise your tools, they hate it when you do that.

View DKV's profile

DKV

3214 posts in 1350 days


#7 posted 08-21-2013 09:38 PM

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.

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

View DKV's profile

DKV

3214 posts in 1350 days


#8 posted 09-25-2013 04:03 AM

Bump test

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

View eddie's profile

eddie

7654 posts in 1460 days


#9 posted 09-25-2013 04:35 AM

it works

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com