|Forum topic by bobasaurus||posted 10-03-2016 12:14 AM||280 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
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