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Forum topic by Andre posted 09-16-2013 04:07 AM 841 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-16-2013 04:07 AM

Topic tags/keywords: workbench dogs wood

Kind of a dumb question but when drilling holes for bench top dog holes, should they be 3/4 or 13/16 ?
I drilled some 3/4 and my veritas dogs are to tight.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#1 posted 09-16-2013 04:12 AM

Not all 3/4” bits are the same. I have 4 different types of 3/4” bit from straight bits to auger bits and the holes they drill are all slightly either larger or smaller than the others. If the dogs are just a little tight try “reaming” out the holes with some 220 grit wrapped around a dowel to loosen them up a smidge.

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#2 posted 09-16-2013 01:45 PM

+1 to Airframer

The only bit I had that was almost exactly 3/4” is a Forstner, so that is what I used for the dog holes.

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#3 posted 09-16-2013 02:01 PM

I too would slightly ream the holes, if you do at some point get dogs with larger shanks, you can ream them more. If you get ones with smaller shanks you might be SOL. It’s always easier to remove wood than to add it.

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