|Forum topic by Clarence||posted 12-29-2009 10:52 PM||1588 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
12-29-2009 10:52 PM
Just read some great discussion of bench dog holes, but I have some questions that are more fundamental than how to drill them, and I didn’t want to hijack Botietruck’s thread.
I too am building a bench with a two-inch maple top. Problem is, old though I am, I’ve never seen an actual woodworker’s bench——one of my many areas of woodworking ignorance. I know the purpose of dogs on the bench, but little else. Is there some standardized or traditional number and/or pattern for the top, or does each person devise their own plan?
Also, if you drill your holes through the table, what holds them up when you use them? When not in use do they stay in the holes, or do you keep them in a drawer until you need them.
Some of the guys mentioned chamfering the tops of the holes; I’m guessing this is to allow you to grasp the top of the dog?
-- Getting old is a good thing, but being old kinda stinks.