|Forum topic by Saxon||posted 11-21-2011 07:22 PM||11772 views||1 time favorited||4 replies|
11-21-2011 07:22 PM
I just got started in woodworking, and like many of you my first real project is going to be building a workbench. I’ve been lurking on the site for a bit just trying to absorb what I can, but I’ve come across something I have not seen much discussion about. I want to have my bench set up with some bench dogs for securing workpieces for planing, etc. I’ve poked around at Rockler, Woodcraft etc. and I see they sell many types of bench dogs that can get fairly expensive.
I then also look and see that you can get smaller cross-section turning blanks and dowels of some really hard woods for a couple of dollars, if that. Is there any disadvantage to just cutting these up and making bench dogs out of them, assuming you can cut a hole it fits into snugly?
Also, sorry if this is the wrong forum for this question. Look forward to sharing my projects with you all soon!
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