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Offline iamnothim

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Planing / Scraping on the MFT/3
« on: April 27, 2017, 12:31 PM »
I wanted to scrape the front faces of the sides of a picture frame I am building.  The miters prevented me from racking it on the Roubo bench.   

Usually I don't plane on the MFT/3 because it moves with the shear force especially with figured woods.  The multi-clamps can't hold it either.  In this case I was using a scraper plane so there was a lot less shear force.

The photo shows what I came up with.  It worked very well.   I'm confident others have used this method but I just discovered it myself.

Best
Luke

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Offline mike_aa

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Re: Planing / Scraping on the MFT/3
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2017, 03:48 PM »
Luke.

Brilliant solution!   [thumbs up]  Thanks for sharing!

Mike A.


Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Planing / Scraping on the MFT/3
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2017, 06:38 AM »
Have a look and check out the Veritas Bench blade!
It is a nifty little clamp that has a very low profile and also works fabulous for these use cases. I use it in combination with one of those flat long festool "dogs".

When I plane on the MFT I use to put one foot onto the crossmember between the feet which helps to stabilize the MFT and turned out to also be quite comfortable, depending on the angle you need to plane your workpiece. ;)

Offline richk

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Re: Planing / Scraping on the MFT/3
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2017, 07:41 AM »
Which version of the Veritas device did you get?

Veritas link

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Planing / Scraping on the MFT/3
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2017, 08:18 AM »
The planning stop can be used with the bench blades for holding thin workpieces.

http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=69837&cat=1,41637
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Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: Planing / Scraping on the MFT/3
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2017, 09:26 AM »
Nice - I'm building a full size bench with an MFT hole pattern, thinking that I ought to be able to do some interesting clamping configurations.  You have just put my mind at ease - I'm not hallucinating!

Offline iamnothim

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Re: Planing / Scraping on the MFT/3
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2017, 11:44 AM »
I've looked at Veritas clamping products quite a bit and I like them.   I have the traditional holdfasts for top clamping but want to get the Vertas small ones (with knob) for the deadman on my Roubo.

That said the fence won't work for planing the face of mitered stock and the Bench Blades will still need wood scraps for widths that don't work with the 95mm hole pattern on the MFT/3.  To me the really neat thing about the Bench Blades is they fit under the guide rail for miters.  The plunger on the multi clamp always seems to hit the fence or the guide rail.  Gonna order some of those. 

The photo below show a Christopher Schwarz tip I picked up from a Lie Nielsen DVD.   How to shoot an edge on long stock. This a hould work on the MFT/3.

Elevate the stock so as to allow full contact with the plane iron.  Clamp end to end.    Position your body at the end of the stock.   Reach all the way to the front and pull the plane toward you.  If have the stock parallel to the bench you will get a snipe free 90deg edge.   I get a lot better results than trying to balance the plane on the edge of the stock.

All the Best

Luke

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Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Planing / Scraping on the MFT/3
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2017, 02:16 PM »
Which version of the Veritas device did you get?

Veritas link
The cheap one, obviously. ;)

I got version A. Never had the need to "lock it down".
I use it quite a lot on the MFT and the SYS-MFT since those are currently my only workbenches.

I find it is a good addition to the festool clamps, which are quite "high".

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Planing / Scraping on the MFT/3
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2017, 02:19 PM »
The planning stop can be used with the bench blades for holding thin workpieces.

http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=69837&cat=1,41637
This is what I meant with "flat long festool dogs". [emoji41][emoji56]

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Planing / Scraping on the MFT/3
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2017, 07:14 PM »
Hey, Luke,
     I really like how you used those pucks to light your bench.  Bravo Zulu!!!   [smile]
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Offline iamnothim

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Re: Planing / Scraping on the MFT/3
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2017, 08:29 PM »
Hey, Luke,
     I really like how you used those pucks to light your bench.  Bravo Zulu!!!   [smile]

Thank you!
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