Hand plane fence DIY (for my no 3 and 4)

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Hand plane fence DIY
Making your own fence for any metal handplane.

I decided to take up the challenge of making a DIY fence for my hand planes, this time I made one that will fit my no. 3 and no 4 Stanley and Record planes.

The pictures come from the Hand plane fence DIY (for my no 3 and 4) Blog .

- and if you wonder what a cooking picture are doing in the middle of this, then you will have to read the blog…

I will update the fence with two adjustment screws to set the angel perfect (up’n down).
And I think I’ll buy some bigger rare earth magnets also just to secure a really tight hold for next one I make, even it seems to be enough.

I hope this can be to some inspiration, and perhaps even make some straight edges,

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#1 posted 10-07-2010 09:33 PM

Simply awesome…. and now I am hungry but have to go read the blog to figure out why.

Are you finding the fence deflects a little bit…is that the reason for needed bigger magnets?

-- Galootish log blog,

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#2 posted 10-07-2010 09:38 PM

Another amazing MaFE jig that will make my hard earned skills redundant! Just joking, clever idea Mads. Do you find it works accurate enough?

Great minds think alike brother, I just posted something on planes as well!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#3 posted 10-07-2010 09:53 PM

Swirt and Div, I made it just before leaving for Paris, so I did not have the time to really try it.
It seemed to be holding fine with the rare earth, but they were not so big. (If you have a old harddisk, there are some strong bastards inside, but they have a strange form).
I did not check if it was perfect in angel, but I was thinking this can be adusted with a little crew in the button and top.
Also I used only a 3 mm wood for the profile, it must be at least 4, but if bigger than 4 it will interfere with the tote.
I’m sure it’s more accurate than my shaking hands… But with you Div, I’m not sure ;-)_o
I’ll get back with a update on the use, when I’m back.
Best thoughts,
and thank you both,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#4 posted 10-07-2010 10:15 PM

Nice jig mr mafe-jig :D

Ps your tool from Dick is arriving tomorrow :D jiiiiiihaaaaaa :D

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#5 posted 10-07-2010 10:18 PM

That’s just a great piece of shop made equipment, going straight to the favorites. Thanks Mads :)

-- Jani, a Neanderthal woodworker in Sweden.

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#6 posted 10-07-2010 10:37 PM

What a great idea. Thanks for sharing. I need to make me one of these…or 3.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#7 posted 10-07-2010 10:51 PM

If some one did not understand then you use the tote to push, and the fence knob to hold it into the wood, in that way I have a good control.
Jubiii my tools are arriving!
Eric and Jani, go for it!
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#8 posted 10-07-2010 10:56 PM

Correction, I wrote: ‘bigger than 4 mm will interfere with the tote, i meant the frog! Sorry it must be the rabbit!

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#9 posted 10-07-2010 11:02 PM

Dang Mads …now I´m hungry even before I can look at what you have done this time
but that have to wait (I know whats in fridge ha ha hmmm) I just have to read your blog first :-)

nice fence Mads
and the rear earth from a harddrive can be devided in two
I have seen that on a site about green DIY windmills I will see if I can remember where :-)

take care

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#10 posted 10-08-2010 04:03 AM

Mafe, You are the jig guy! What a really cool idea. Kind of a mobile shooting board….

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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Rick Boyett

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#11 posted 10-08-2010 04:13 AM

That is pretty damn awesome. Nicely done my friend..

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KTMM (Krunkthemadman)

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#12 posted 10-08-2010 05:33 AM

You sir, are a bloody genius. Keep blowing me away with all of your projects and I’ll keep hanging on the edge of my seat for the next one.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#13 posted 10-08-2010 10:27 AM

Dennis, I have done the trick, it’s not difficult, have a set hanging on my wall.
Here are a guy telling how to get it out the drive. This video show how you get them of the metal, this is the hardest part.
KTMM, takes one to see one…
Rick, thank you a lot.
Ron, you will be busy doing some.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#14 posted 10-08-2010 11:47 AM

again a fabulous jig from the jigmaster!
dinner looks good, she’s a lucky lady!

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#15 posted 10-08-2010 09:42 PM

Dude, you are absolutely on fire with all these great jig projects…that is North American slang for you are doing very well.
Take a peek at this video I referenced in a blog and let me know what you think. The guys scared me off of using my drill press as a router and I would think the drill press/ lathe has similar issues.


-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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