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Forum topic by Steelwinky posted 11-22-2021 01:38 AM 801 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-22-2021 01:38 AM

I was tearing an old work bench out of a garage. This was inset into the top of the bench, flush with the top of the bench. It extended down through the bench about 3 inches. The part that extended down was round and had about an inch diameter. I suspect the bench was build in the 60’s. Any ideas?


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#1 posted 11-22-2021 01:41 AM

Can it be raised and lowered by that screw? I would think it takes the place of a bench dog in conjunction with a vise to hold a work piece. I’ve seen dogs with that saw tooth pattern used before.

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#2 posted 11-22-2021 01:43 AM

Hmm. It’s pretty rusted up but that’s possible. I’ll have to get some more pics and see if it pulls up.

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#3 posted 11-22-2021 01:49 AM

Bingo! Meisterburger hit the nail on the head. Thank you.

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#4 posted 11-22-2021 03:00 AM

Yeah those are planing stops. Much easier to install than the old blacksmith made ones.

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#5 posted 11-22-2021 08:55 AM

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#6 posted 11-22-2021 12:00 PM

Benchcrafted has a version of this as welll

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#7 posted 11-22-2021 03:24 PM

I can’t tell from your photo but is that one of the Millers Falls ones? If so, are you going to sell it?

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#8 posted 11-22-2021 03:29 PM

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#9 posted 11-22-2021 11:44 PM

Thanks for all the responses. I tried in vane everywhere else to find out.

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#10 posted 12-02-2021 03:54 AM

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