I have been working on a knob and tote set for the Veritas bevel up small smoother. The knob is pretty straight forward and posed no problems. The tote for that plane is another matter. I have always held totes to jigs using a threaded stud through the mounting hole just as they mount to the plane. The tote for the Veritas bevel up small smoother does not mount with a through hole so I had to come up with another style of jig.
I have been rolling ideas around in my mind for improving the method of holding totes for shaping and sanding for some time now. So I applied those ideas to this new jig. As you can see in the pics it is very simple and very flexible. This jig worked so well I will apply it to all the other tote holding jigs I have in the shop as soon as time permits.
As always, thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a comment.
I love the jig and the standoff it provides from the support in the vise. I don’t know the Veritas bevel up smoother so would like to know the nature of the attachment of the tote to the jig. If you hold that close to the chest I understand.
There is a cast and machined metal fitting that Veritas uses. It is pressed and epoxied into the tote from the bottom. There is a threaded hole in this that is used for attachment to the plane. Hope this helps.
Got it. Thanks.