Wooden bench dogs

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Project by ScoFF posted 08-01-2011 06:11 AM 2721 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I needed some square wooden dog for my workbench dog holes. The Lie-Nielsen website wanted $50 for the pair. I knew a guy who bought them and I asked for the dimensions and made my own. Perfect replicas.

-- ...I will not be limited.

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#1 posted 08-01-2011 06:23 AM

Good job with them. It seems that the manufacturers are only giving themselves a bad name by overcharging for items such as this. Actually I can’t see why anyone would not build their own anyways. That’s one of the things I like most about having a shop. I don’t have to rely on a store to come up with whatever I want or need. I am only limited by my own imagination.

Build more tools, you’ll be glad for it.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#2 posted 08-01-2011 11:19 AM

I agree Rance.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 08-01-2011 12:44 PM

ScoFF, I would take the time to sand a round-over on the corners and top of your thin tensioners, as they are they might tear the top of your workbench if its made of plywood or damage the dog itself when removed. Nice work on the pieces, Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#4 posted 08-01-2011 06:07 PM

I agree as well. Nice work and a good way to save the cash, we shouldn’t have to give it away.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 08-01-2011 07:20 PM

you mind posting a template or dimensions?

-- Ben L

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#6 posted 08-01-2011 07:23 PM

These are nice. $50 for two? LN, you should be ashamed of yourself;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#7 posted 08-02-2011 03:08 AM

The metal ones from LN are $70. The price for the wooden ones seems steep.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#8 posted 08-02-2011 03:30 AM

very cool and useful

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#9 posted 09-23-2011 07:35 PM

Great idea!

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