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Not sure IF this goes in the Hand Tool section, but


Ran into a problem while trying to plane these thinner boards...

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Dogs are too fat, plane was hitting them.   Yes, that is a new dog hole there as well.    Used a cordless drill to make the new dog hole..

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Now have three hole right down the center line of the vise.   Remember that red handled thingy, as I have a job for it, as well.   Cut a 7/8"  dowel to about 4-5" long, and then cut one end at an angle ~5 degrees

Needed the red handled item to drill a pilot hole into the end of the dowel..

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See the piece of metal laying there?    Piece of an old saw plate.   Pilot hole is for a screw to attach the plate to the dowel.    had to skinny the dowel down a bit to fit in the dog holes snuggly, but not too snug.  Teeth sit up a bit...

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And they dig into the end of the board a bit.  Brass screw to hold the plate to the dog.  So, how does it work?

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Weight of the plane will push the board down, but, plane will not hit the metal stop.    I took one of the old WorkMate dogs, and ground about an 1/8" off the top of it.  It will reside in the vise.  The other one I'll leave alone, for use on the thicker boards and maybe a few glue ups.    As for Hand tools used today

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Front to back...Craftsman( M-F #8) #3C,  Millers falls No. 11 and standing up back there is a Stanley #5c.   Four pieces got surfaced S4S  with these three planes...Note the dog off to the right?   This is after it was shaved down.   front face is at a bit of an angle, too.  I do have more of that dowel.....might make a few "normal" dogs, sometime?

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