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Project by walden posted 12-20-2014 08:42 PM 1578 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I scratched the bottom of one of my planes on a brass bench dog yesterday, so I made a set of wooden bench dogs today. They work great and I no longer have to worry about damaging my planes.

-- "I am hiring a realtor if and when the day comes a lion is on my roof."





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#1 posted 12-21-2014 02:11 AM

Nice bench dog and that is a ball catch to hold it in place ,right .

Klaus

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#2 posted 12-21-2014 03:08 AM

Nice dogs! I know this awesome guy who taught me to flatten the bottom of a plane on a piece of glass. Hopefully, that trick will help you out with that scratch. Have you sold your drill press yet?

-- ~ Dave ~

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#3 posted 12-21-2014 04:23 AM

Most excellent improvement. Your planes thank you! :-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#4 posted 12-21-2014 04:12 PM

Thanks guys. Yes, the drill press sold.

Klaus – The ball creates pressure to hold it in place, but you have to recess the side of the dog a bit so the brass rim around the ball doesn’t stick out past the edges of the dog.

-- "I am hiring a realtor if and when the day comes a lion is on my roof."

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#5 posted 12-22-2014 01:50 PM

Nice upgrade!

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#6 posted 12-22-2014 06:16 PM

Well done Walden, sorry about the impetus however.

-- ~Tony

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#7 posted 12-24-2014 01:59 AM

Nice. Surprised nobody asked you where you got the spring loaded little ball bearing thingy.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#8 posted 12-24-2014 02:06 AM

Walden, great idea. Picked up a small jar of them there spring-bally-brassy-thingamabobs this past summer so now I can put them to good use!

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#9 posted 12-24-2014 03:56 AM

Red – They came from Lee Valley.

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#10 posted 12-28-2014 05:17 AM

What are they called? I can’t find em.

And don’t get frustrated with me. This info should have been included in the project post.

lawl.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#11 posted 12-28-2014 05:51 AM

Red, lee valley

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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