Planing Stop Suggestion

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    Justin Masone
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    Hi all,

    I’m sure at least a few of you might find this helpful.

    I recently developed (although I’m sure someone, somewhere has already done this) a simple planing stop for my workbench. It involves two threaded inserts and two thumb screws I picked up from HD, and a small 1/2 in scrap of oak (it was closest to hand).

    Here are links to the hardware if anyone is interested. I’m sure you can also source them from the amazon jungle.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-1-4-in-20-tpi-Solid-Brass-Wood-Insert-Nut-2-Pack-818798/204806598

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/The-Hillman-Group-1-4-in-20-x-1-in-Thumb-Screw-6-Pack-44937/204775041

    The washers were just random ones I had lying around that seem to work for now.

    Since it is at the end of the workbench, I actually leave it in the up position most of the time. It also works great when chopping out the waste when making tails/pins, or created the “step down” when working on a dado.

    JT

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    #555217

    Stefano Passiglia
    Participant

    I did the same 😀

    #580467

    Ronald Kowalewski
    Participant

    How are those working for y’all. Ive broken two of those aluminium ones Paul use so far..

    Protect the line.

    #580472

    Justin Masone
    Participant

    It stays in the up position 99% of the time. I did have to go back and “re-engineer” slightly, and that was to get larger (and longer) insert nuts—going into the end grain of 2×4 pine proved to be too weak for some of the heavier planing. I also epoxied the threads.

    JT

    #592302

    Tom Davies
    Participant

    When I made my bench last year I did the exact same thing. Works well, all it lacks are some ‘teeth’ in the stop that grab the wood being planed. I’ve not found this to be a problem though.

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