For those with a Gap Stop on their workbench...worth it?

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Forum topic by SMP posted 12-07-2018 05:51 PM 666 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-07-2018 05:51 PM

I am about halfway done with my Nicholson style English workbench, almost to the point of working on the top. I need to decide if its worth it to put a gap stop on there. I am using 3 8” wide planks so I figured I could either just space the front and middle plank enough for a 4/4 board, or make a “grooved” gap stop like you see on roubo benches with sandwiched 1/2” stock. Making it 1 1/2” would also let f clamps to be used. Just curious if people have these on their benches actually use them? Or is it something that sounds cool but never gets used?

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#1 posted 12-07-2018 06:31 PM

I have a tool well in that spot in my bench and I agonized over whether or not to include it or just make the top solid all the way back. I made the right decision for me. YMMV of course.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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