|Project by Airframer||posted 11-11-2013 03:04 AM||1995 views||6 times favorited||9 comments|
I have had one of these made since my bench was completed (you can clearly make out the aged one in the pics lol ) and have meant to make a few more ever since but have been putting it off.
Well, tonight I spent a few minutes and knocked out a few more.
These are really simple to make and cost nearly nothing. Just a 3/4” oak dowel and some leather. Leather can be found pretty cheap if you look in the clothing section of any thrift store (really.. go look.. it’s cheap! )
I cut each one to length with my miter saw and then cut the shoulder for the mouth the same way. Then using a chisel I knocked out the waste just like chopping a tenon.
After that just carve a 1/4” groove down the back with a chisel and super glue in a strip of leather that stands proud of the surface. After that using a block plane just shave the leather down till the dog is easy to move up and down the dog holes but stays put when not in motion. Take your time with this part.. it’s easy to go to far with one extra pass of the plane.
The I added some suede to the faces (another thrift shop clothing find) for grip and these are ready to get some work done with.
Thanks for looking!
-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"