Chris Schwarz in a recent Popular Woodworking blog (not to be confused with the Lost Art Press blog) writes about metal planing stops. These are devices on workbenches keeps a board in place while it is being planed. The worker planes into the stop and the metal teeth on the stop keeps the board from moving laterally. The metal planing stop on the workbench I found in Denham Springs (and Mr. Schwarz mentioned in the blog) looks something like this:

Teeth meant to hold wood. Seriously.

Teeth meant to hold wood. Seriously.

This was the bench I saw in Denham Springs on my recent trip to Baton Rouge. The town had a pile of antiques dealers and I photographed many of those. And the bench looked something like this:

There is a bench in that pile, really.

There is a bench in that pile, really.

And it’s a knock down bench:

Some of them parts come out allowing disassembly and easy transport.

Some of them parts come out allowing disassembly and easy transport.

THIS is a set of all the pictures I have of this bench.

Denham Spring had a wide assortment of dealers and inventory. Since we are revisiting the bench, we might as well go back and visit the whole Denham Springs blog and photo set.

To just see the pictures, click HERE

To go back and experience the blog, click HERE.