How to Build and Use a Plane Stop for Narrow Parts
When it comes to handplaning, most folks turn to the trusty plane stop to secure their workpieces while planing toward the stop. While this works just fine in most cases, every once in a while, you’ll have to run your handplane along a piece of narrow stock that’s going to want to wobble left and right as your handplane travels along its surface.
When handplaning narrow stock, a plane stop with a fence on the far end and along one side will keep your workpieces from moving, and ensure more precise, uninterrupted passes.
In this video Quick Cut, Fine Woodworking art director Michael Pekovich demonstrates how to build and use a simple plane stock for narrow workpieces.
Build a Plane Stop for Narrow Workpieces