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    Homemade Bench Dogs And Holddowns

    Hello,
    Does anyone have any links on making your own bench dogs and hold downs or any other benchtop aids.This is all I could find.
    Marc
    http://www.fineboxes.com/BenchDog.htm
    Last edited by Marc Prudhomme; 12-29-2007 at 11:26 AM.
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    For dogs, I just use short pieces of dowels that fit the dog holes and slip rubber chair leg bottoms on the end to provide a non-slip surface and keep the dogs from falling through. I'd bet wrapping a large rubber band several times around the end would also work.
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    I used a dowel cut similar to the example, bit continued the cut down about 1 1/2" then placed a toothpick at the bottom of the cut forming a slight 'spring' to hold the dog in place. Think I saw that on WoodWright Shop...

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    Our own Alan Turner showed on FWW how to make wooden bench dogs. You must be a subscriber to view it.

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    Since your link is to round dogs, I'll assume 3/4" round. I made these by turning down a 7/8" dowel on the tablesaw. The version in your link looks about as easy as it could get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Berkovsky View Post
    Our own Alan Turner showed on FWW how to make wooden bench dogs. You must be a subscriber to view it.
    Alex, if you subscribe to the magazine do you get access to the online info, or are they two separate subscriptions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Page View Post
    Alex, if you subscribe to the magazine do you get access to the online info, or are they two separate subscriptions?
    I think 2 separate. Online is $15 a year, I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Keedwell View Post
    I think 2 separate. Online is $15 a year, I think.
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