Dear Lee Valley,
I started practising Gary Rogowski's advice, found in Fine Woodworking
magazine, to warm up with a five-minute dovetail. It is a nice
start to a session, and the dovetails do improve as the practice
pieces start to pile up.
I was drilling holes close to the edge of my bench top for your
Bench Pups®, I realized that if I drilled the same hole
in one of the practice dovetail pieces I could cover the pup
and keep tool steel away from contact with the metal pup.
when using the covered bench pup as a stop, with another in
the tail vise for clamping a work piece, the front dovetailed
piece can rotate and lock against the bench just in case the
workpiece, stop and planing force are not perfectly aligned.
Finally, I have a lot more of these pieces for replacement when
This might be a useful tip for other people who love your Bench