New Tote Jig

The parts of the holding jig.

The parts of the holding jig.

The jig holding the tote for finish sanding.

The jig holding the tote for finish sanding.

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.

 

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About R & B ENTERPRISES

Professional furniture maker and restorer. Dealer and collector of vintage and antique woodworking tools.
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3 Responses to New Tote Jig

  1. Al Flinck says:

    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.

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