Bronze Bench Dogs

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Project by thetree posted 1624 days ago 3149 views 8 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed some bench dogs and was having a hard time finding some for a 7/8 square hole. I made these out of a very wear resistant bronze alloy. I purposely machined the front and back a little rough in order to keep them from slipping in the hole and to give good grip on the workpiece. The spring is blued spring steel, it is held on with one screw and is recessed into the face. I think they will last a very long time.


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View Tim29's profile


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#1 posted 1624 days ago

Necessity is the mother of invention. Great job

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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#2 posted 1624 days ago


I believe they found a full set of those in King Tut’s tomb. Saw them with the traveling exhibit.

Good show :-)

Yet another ”Just about too pretty to use….” LJ project!

-- -- Neil

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#3 posted 1624 days ago


You could take orders for these.

Way cool.

Thanks for posting.


-- dust control

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#4 posted 1624 days ago

Excellent. Handsome.
Where can one source the material?


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#5 posted 1623 days ago

Pine, Try The alloy I used is bronze alloy 954, just because I had it around. Im sure for all but the most demanding applications, any grade of bronze or even brass would be just fine. You can also get blued spring steel from the same place. The stuff I used was .03 thick (because i had it), which i think is a little too thick as it offers a little too much resistance when trying to remove them from the hole. I think .02 would be just right.


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#6 posted 1623 days ago

Classy :D

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#7 posted 1623 days ago

Very Nice

-- Jim, Kentucky

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