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Pop-up (spring-loaded) Bench Dogs

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Project by Ray Friddle posted 05-26-2012 05:14 AM 3691 views 30 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was somewhat of an experiment that I’ve been meaning to try for a while now. I know the usual approach to built-in bench dogs is to simply use through-holes for the dogs and just tap them up from beneath. But here I tried an alternative approach using a cabinet touch-latch mechanism. These are nice because they switch between a shortened and elongated state with each alternate push. The video shows them in action. Let me know what you think!


-- Ray





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Col Baker

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#1 posted 05-26-2012 05:31 AM

Good one Ray

-- Col B.

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#2 posted 05-26-2012 05:54 AM

That’s a great idea!

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#3 posted 05-26-2012 06:29 AM

Aren’t you clever. I like it…..................

-- mike...............

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ZED

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#4 posted 05-26-2012 08:41 AM

Great idea, they seem to work really well.

-- A good craftsman is able to make it work with the tools he has, I still need more tools

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#5 posted 05-26-2012 11:46 AM

You sir, are a legend! What a great idea.

Love your closing line too, after all that’s what it’s about in the end.

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#6 posted 05-26-2012 12:34 PM

That is just tooooo Cool. Great idea.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#7 posted 05-26-2012 01:51 PM

Most excellent Ray, thanks for sharing.

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#8 posted 05-26-2012 02:22 PM

As the Brits say “Brilliant”

-- Stormy: Sometimes the wood just tells you what it wants to be.

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#9 posted 05-26-2012 02:36 PM

Very creative a good Idea.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#10 posted 05-26-2012 02:54 PM

I must follow your adventures. What’s next?

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#11 posted 05-26-2012 03:05 PM

Vey cool idea!

Ron

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#12 posted 05-26-2012 03:43 PM

Well done! I’ll have to add those to my bench… when I build my bench. Sigh

-- We've got enough youth. Let's search for a fountain of smart.

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Bob817

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#13 posted 05-26-2012 04:39 PM

Great idea! You should submit that to some magazines for some cash….. To buy some more tools LOL! Seriously though submit it.

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#14 posted 05-26-2012 06:52 PM

I love this idea especially as I’m just building my bench & this problem was on my mind. Now it aint a problem. Thank you for sharing & helping me out. You’re a gent.
Cheers
Gervase

-- Gervase..... keep your wood as long as you can as long as you can

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#15 posted 05-27-2012 12:17 AM

What a great solution

-- Norman

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