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Mortise for toothed planing stop

Chris Murphy
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 20:04:32 GMT

I just received a toothed planing stop from Black Bear Forge, anyone have any tips for what type of mortise to make, and how to cut it? I have to admit cutting a 5" deep mortise into white oak endgrain isn't super thrilling to me. Should I try to taper it to match the planing stop? Or should I just drill a hole slightly less in diameter than the thickness of the stops shank, and then square it up?

Chris Murphy
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 20:28:10 GMT

Just saw an old post from chris where it seems he just drilled a hole and pounded it in

Chris Schwarz
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:07:29 GMT

I've installed a fair number of these. My best advice is to experiment with different hole sizes in scrap first. Depending on how much taper there is to the shank and how soft your wood is you can sometimes get away with a single hole. In shanks that have a pronounced taper, you might need to drill a stepped hole. I usually let friction wedge the the metal in the hole, but some customers prefer epoxy in addition. Overkill, but that's fine.