Wednesday, January 18, 2012
I used a scrap piece of thin walnut I had laying around and screwed a piece of poplar to one end. I made it long enough to reach two bench dogs for stability. I can hang it over the end of the bench and hold it in place with a couple of bench dogs, as shown here, a bench hook, or hold it in a vise. In any case, it offers good stability as a face- planing stop. The thin profile lets me plane thin pieces. Since it can be positioned anywhere on my bench (that is, if I ever cleaned it off!), it will accommodate boards of any length,
This only took a few minutes to build and already I have used it a number of times. If you use hand planes, and I hope you do, this is a simple appliance that will pay dividends.