bench dogs and holdfasts

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Forum topic by bobasaurus posted 10-03-2016 12:14 AM 250 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-03-2016 12:14 AM

I made these two bench dogs this weekend from a red oak dowel and some ash for the springs:

Here’s a shot of gluing on the springs:

I split the spring pieces before planing to size, so the grain is nicely parallel. They fit in a chiseled-out recess in the dogs. The faces are angled to keep things flat against the workbench under tension.

I also drilled holes in the workbench top to use holdfasts:

Here is one in use keeping my shooting board in place:

-- Allen, Colorado

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#1 posted 10-03-2016 12:45 AM

Nice Allen! Grammercy holdfasts, jorgy spring clamps, LV 51, I had to look in my shop to see if you had snuck in.

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#2 posted 10-03-2016 12:55 AM

Thanks. Someday I hope to make my own holdfasts.

-- Allen, Colorado

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