One million and two uses for bench dog holes

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Blog entry by Webb posted 12-27-2009 08:56 AM 1206 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Am I the only one that puts those round titebond glue bottles in them upside down so that the glue is at the top as I’m doing a glue-up instead of running to the bottom of the bottle?

Obviously I use the workbench for that purpose too not having a separate assembly table but if I did I don’t think I could imagine it not having dog holes too – those things are just too handy.

Outside of the regular uses – dogs and wonder-dogs – anybody else have other oddball uses for them?

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#1 posted 12-27-2009 05:48 PM

i do that too. other than the normal usage that’s about it though!

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#2 posted 12-27-2009 07:00 PM

Take two hard wood dogs and attach a thin strip on top, instant planing stop. Besides my wife and son both love to grab the mallet and play wack the peg with the wood dogs.

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"

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#3 posted 12-28-2009 03:55 AM

How about this lamp base that allows me to put the lamp over wherever I’m working (or get it out of the way entirely)...


-- Happy woodworking!

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#4 posted 12-28-2009 04:12 AM

i like that! i might have to do that with my similar lamp.

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#5 posted 01-02-2010 08:10 PM

That lamp base is awesome – I had 6”x2” or so bit of oak left over from a recent project and have ‘prototyped’ it – I have a clamp-on lamp that I stick to the oak; ‘tenon’ in the other end goes to the dog hole and voila – thanks!

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