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Project by ChrisinOttawa posted 1570 days ago 7123 views 72 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Always looking for a better way to lock a bench dog so you can plain thin stock and not have the hand plane knock the dog into the bench. The latest pair of ‘lockable’ square dogs are a nice way to use up small pieces of exotic wood. The bigger kingwood one fits my bench and the smaller rosewood one is for a 3/4” square hole. Work great. A light turn of the slot screw and it locks in place. This is the same method used to lock circuit cards in card slots of electronic enclosures that get shaken in use. You have to hold it when you release the screw or it fall through the dog hole. Can’t do much about gravity but a rubber o-ring to create an interference fit would help. The two dogs with wedges and springs are an older version.

-- Chirs in Ottawa





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SteveL

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#1 posted 1570 days ago

Nicest looking bench doggies I’ve seen. Where did you get the hardware?

-- SteveL

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Chris Cunanan

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#2 posted 1569 days ago

wow, can’t Wait to see what bench you build to match these masterpieces! =]

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Rj

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#3 posted 1569 days ago

Very cool design!! you could market these.

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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xml

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#4 posted 1569 days ago

That is really clever. Thanks

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Dennisgrosen

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#5 posted 1569 days ago

like them and I like that you made the hardware by your self
but canĀ“t the hardware destroy the edge of a sharp plane

Dennis

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shredkeenan

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#6 posted 1569 days ago

Ingenious

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ChrisinOttawa

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#7 posted 1569 days ago

Hi Dennis, you’re right. Don’t ask me how I know this.
I will lower the screw and collar below the surface to prevent nicking the blade edge. I make the simple brass hardware with a small metal lathe. Some fastener retailers sell metric barrel nuts (IKEA for one).

-- Chirs in Ottawa

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kerflesss

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#8 posted 1568 days ago

Nice idea and beautifully crafted

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Roz

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#9 posted 1567 days ago

Bright idea!

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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mafe

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#10 posted 1562 days ago

So beautiful, thank you.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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bch

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#11 posted 84 days ago

Those are positively the best looking dogs I’ve ever seen, and what a great design and utility.

-- --bch

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