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Hints and Tips #12: DIY Bench Cookies

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 09-21-2015 07:24 PM 1392 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Somewhere recently I was watching a video where Bench Cookies were mentioned. I then ran down into my shop and poured out the contents of my ‘wood wheels’ which are mainly the plugs I save from my hole saw. I had 4 plugs about 2 inches in diameter and close to 1 inch thick. I pulled out a place mat that I saved from the trash. It’s made from shelf liner material. I glued the plugs onto the placemat with contact cement and trimmed them out. Now I have 4 bench cookies to use for something!

Anyone know what the generic term for these Bench Cookies is? I’m pretty sure Bench Cookies is a trademark or some such legal term.

(I think the really sad thing is that I can’t remember what I cut holes in to get these plugs.)

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!



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Oldtool

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#1 posted 09-21-2015 07:38 PM

I think the name was coined by Rockler, when they released these originally. I could be wrong though, seems to be my expertise as of late. As far as a generic name, whatever you assign will work.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 09-21-2015 11:02 PM

Dave’s cookies, or dookies for short!

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CFrye

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#3 posted 09-22-2015 02:59 AM

Nice, Dave! A use for the cut outs from my scarf hanger project!

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 09-22-2015 03:39 AM

If you Google “bench cookies” your will find Bench Dog bench cookies which are rebranded Rocklers.
Lee Valley has a bench puck which is a bare puck and gripper adhesive material.

Bench cake, Dave’s solution looks like a frosted version!
It looks like an Oreo with the filling on the outside the cookie.

I always felt that these “Bench Cookies” were way to thick to be a cookie may muffin or bisquit (spelled biskit) would be more appropiate!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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robscastle

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#5 posted 09-22-2015 04:14 AM

A name ?

Simple take a bits out of one of the cookies and I am sure you will come up with a name!!

No reason you cannot call them Dave disks or Rutan Pucks!

Did you hold your tongue in the correct position as you cut around the outsides?

-- Regards Robert

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#6 posted 09-22-2015 09:54 AM

Thats is correctly: “Simple take a bite”

-- Regards Robert

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Dave Rutan

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#7 posted 09-22-2015 02:48 PM

Hmm. It’s interesting that there isn’t much of a generic word for these. They are called bench cookies, hockey pucks or bench grippers. None of which are exactly descriptive. Somewhere I saw them called a ‘stand off’.

This wasn’t the point of my asking, but ‘stand off’ led me to a word for these in Esperanto! They’d be stabletoj, which means ‘a small supports to hold a small work piece.’ (more or less.)

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#8 posted 09-22-2015 04:59 PM

And for us non-Esperanto speaking/readers, that is enunciated…?

-- God bless, Candy

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#9 posted 09-22-2015 07:18 PM



And for us non-Esperanto speaking/readers, that is enunciated…?

- CFrye

Pronounced ‘stah-BLEH-toy’

(if that helps)

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#10 posted 09-23-2015 02:54 PM

Yes, thank you (still no gaurentee, but helps).
:-)

-- God bless, Candy

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