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Installing a flush planing stop.

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Blog entry by woodcox posted 07-07-2015 06:08 PM 1438 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have an apron on the front of my bench and it is kind of a pain to find and pop up the dog above my face vise from below. I also have a veritas prairie dog on that end but it is about 7” inches from the front and a little to far out sometimes. So a flush bench stop sounded like a good idea to bring the little work close for comfort. Sir Sellers also has a good blog on the instal as well,https://paulsellers.com/2015/03/adding-a-flush-bench-stop/

These can be found around the world pretty cheaply. I chose to add it inline with my close dog row and use that cumbersome hole. To my delight, the stop adjuster fit perfectly above the hole, I must have meant to do that;) Started by a good knife wall around the perimeter.

Mortising to the various depths.

Routing for fit.

Almost there.

I used a couple 3/4” screws to secure it. I have a bad habit of just grabbing my cordless drill instead of actually using one of my twenty or so meat powered hole makers. I need to hide that thing.

Max height is around 5/16”.

Puddin!

So much easier staying above the plane here. So far I can recommend them. I’ll just exercise good habits to cut back on extensive sharpening sessions in case of tool contact. In good practice, I think all is well.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.



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#1 posted 07-07-2015 06:10 PM

I have a couple of these ‘uninstalled’ but this looks good! Maybe time for a bench mod.

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#2 posted 07-07-2015 06:21 PM

Nice install WC. This scares me “extensive sharpening sessions in case of tool contact” so I have been reluctant to try one. We’ll be watching you! :-)

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#3 posted 07-07-2015 06:31 PM

It seems to me that it would be fairly easy to make one out of hard plastic or even wood to save the blade in case of accidental contact.
On my grand father Roubo style workbench it was just a square piece of wood that could be raised or lowered

Good job, WC.

-- Bert

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#4 posted 07-07-2015 06:31 PM

Sweet! I’ve been wanting to get one for a little while, just haven’t gotten around to it yet… Instead I’ve just been using a piece of sandpaper on my last bench dog :-/

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#5 posted 07-07-2015 06:58 PM

Clean installation. Looks really useful. Nice job.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#6 posted 07-07-2015 07:13 PM

Thanks fellers!
Reading this I realized prairie dogs can be installed in a through hole! Meh, good times anyway.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#7 posted 07-07-2015 11:45 PM


I have a bad habit of just grabbing my cordless drill instead of actually using one of my twenty or so meat powered hole makers. I need to hide that thing.
- woodcox

Nicely done. I think one of these would come in really handy. I end up clamping a planing stop in place but that’s far from ideal. For the meat powered drills I took WayneC’s idea and made a rack that hangs from the rafters directly above my bench that has slots for the breast drill, eggbeaters, braces, and mallets. Very handy.


It seems to me that it would be fairly easy to make one out of hard plastic or even wood to save the blade in case of accidental contact.
On my grand father Roubo style workbench it was just a square piece of wood that could be raised or lowered

Good job, WC.

- b2rtch

Interesting, that might work. I wonder what kind of hinge or whatnot would work to raise and lower it though.

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woodcox

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#8 posted 07-07-2015 11:54 PM

I have a bad habit of just grabbing my cordless drill instead of actually using one of my twenty or so meat powered hole makers. I need to hide that thing.
- woodcox

Nicely done. I think one of these would come in really handy. I end up clamping a planing stop in place but that s far from ideal. For the meat powered drills I took WayneC s idea and made a rack that hangs from the rafters directly above my bench that has slots for the breast drill, eggbeaters, braces, and mallets.
-Tim

Hah! Maybe hang them on retractable reels from the rafters. H. Ford style! Lawlz…give a little tug and they are fished up out of he way! (patent pending of course you weasels)

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#9 posted 07-08-2015 01:08 AM

Caveat…

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#10 posted 07-08-2015 02:26 AM

Look mom, no teeth marks! err… ahem.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#11 posted 07-08-2015 12:35 PM

I’ve considered getting one of these, but I’ve wondered if the pieces shifts around at all while planning? Specifically, if you need to plane from one corner to the opposite corner to bring down some high spots.

I like your add-on to prevent the teeth marks. Simple, but the slight relief there is clever.

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

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#12 posted 07-08-2015 06:14 PM

Where would one be able to purchase one of these? I’m interested but never seen one offered for sale in the wild.

-- Trust me I'm an engineer.

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#13 posted 07-08-2015 09:43 PM

I found it in the bay but here is another source.
http://woodworker.com/flush-mount-bench-stop-mssu-934-679.asp?search=Bench%20stop&searchmode=2

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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