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I opt for the side position. Old school, I reckon. Nothing touches the blade except what is being cut.

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My copy of "The Essential Woodworker" by Robert Wearing arrived yesterday. I started reading, and was intrigued to find this statement:

"The old folk custom of laying the plane on its side dates back to the days of all-wooden planes with hammer-driven wedges. To do this with modern metal planes tends to upset the carefully adjusted lateral setting."

I have to say that this hasn't been my experience, but it's an interesting point...
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Chris Curl,

I don't actually attach the 2x2 squares to my clamps. My big Bessey clamps don't usually need them; I use them mostly on smaller clamps and c-clamps. If I really need a third hand, I'll use a piece of double-sided tape. I really like Dave Paine's idea of drilling a small counter-bore and using a small rare-earth magnet. I might do that next time I'm in the shop. It's minus 22 here in Iowa this morning and my shop will be much too cold to do anything today.

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My copy of "The Essential Woodworker" by Robert Wearing arrived yesterday. I started reading, and was intrigued to find this statement:

"The old folk custom of laying the plane on its side dates back to the days of all-wooden planes with hammer-driven wedges. To do this with modern metal planes tends to upset the carefully adjusted lateral setting."

I have to say that this hasn't been my experience, but it's an interesting point...

I think he's got a screw loose if setting his planes on their side is upsetting the lateral adjustment.

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a stray wood screw laying on the bench? Or a drill bit, etc. Don't forget vibrating machine tools rattling the bench or cabinet. Think an air compressor or sanders. Just my thought.
If I have to worry about slicing my hand from a hand plane on its' side on the work bench it would seem the proper thing to do would be move it.
You are stretching it to find those reasons.

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I think he's got a screw loose if setting his planes on their side is upsetting the lateral adjustment.
No argument here! Like I said, I've never had that problem. I just thought it was an interesting view.
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"It's minus 22 here in Iowa this morning and my shop will be much too cold to do anything today."

Ouch...I don't think I've ever felt minus 22. Gotta admit I'm not jealous, though.
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I'm a newb so I don't even think about this. :D
You will now
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