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JUC

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04-03-2013 01:30 AM

A friend wants to give me a work bench. The bench has 1 inch dog holes. All of my dog accessories are 3/4 inch. I do not know where 1 inch holes come from. Is there someone who makes an adapter to convert down to 3/4 ” hole. Since there is like 20 holes I really do not want to spend the time to make them myself.
Thanks for the help!!

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redSLED

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#1 posted 04-03-2013 01:47 AM

Remove the top and make another with 3/4” dog holes?

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#2 posted 04-03-2013 02:13 AM

fill the dog holes with 1” dowels then re-drill the hole with a 3/4” bit

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#3 posted 04-03-2013 02:15 AM

You could always plug the holes with dowel and redrill with a 3/4” bit.

Geez, jap is quicker typer than I am!

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#4 posted 04-03-2013 03:36 AM

You could just simply use the 1 inch dowels period.

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#5 posted 04-03-2013 03:55 AM

Doesn’t he have 1 inch dogs for the bench?

Maybe drill 3/4 inch holes on the other side and add a Veritas surface vise.

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#6 posted 04-03-2013 11:44 AM

3 things popped into my head, all look they were already covered. Does the guy who gave the table to you have 1” dogs he could give/sell you? If not, a cheap/quick alternative is a 1” dowel. If you already have 3/4” dogs you want to use, take the 1” dowel and plug the holes and redrill.

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 04-03-2013 12:54 PM

If you know someone with a metal lathe get him to make you some. A dog is a simple part.

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#8 posted 04-03-2013 12:56 PM

JUC gots the 1 inch dogs blues.

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#9 posted 04-03-2013 01:08 PM

”...Who? Who? ... Who let the dogs out?...”

;-) I couldn’t help myself. Sign along now… ”Who?... Who?...

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#10 posted 04-03-2013 01:25 PM

Another potential option: can you just drill new 3/4” holes for your existing dog accessories? If the bench has an end vise, you might have to move that over to align with the new holes, or you could get a Wonder Dog or some such devise. That way, you’d have the flexibility to use either 3/4” or 1” dog accessories.

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