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treeman

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05-06-2009 02:45 PM

Topic tags/keywords: workbench work bench vise dog dogs dog holes question

I am getting ready to build a new workbench and have the wood stickered and stacked in my shop. I am planning on a bench with a Veritas twin screw tail vise and a quick release front vise. It will be roughly based on the Essential Workbench from FWW.

This plan uses square dog holes for the tail vise and round holes for the front vise. I am wondering if there is any advantage to square dog holes at all. It seems that most workbench accessories use 3/4” round dog holes and it seems that I would have more options if I use all round dog holes; even with the tail vise.

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#1 posted 05-06-2009 05:42 PM

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I have experience with a bench, where I used square bench dogs (LN steel bench dogs). I sold that bench and I am in the process to ad bench dogs to another I got.

With square bench dogs, the slots must be made with 88 degress, so the dog head catch nicely the work.
With round dogs, the holes can be made straight and just add those 88 degrees slope at your dog head (see Veritas 3/4” Bornze bench dogs)
If you have a double row of holes, you can rotate them to catch round pieces like the top of a round table.

I am planing to make them by myself, easy, out of a 7/8” or 1” Bronze rod.

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#2 posted 05-06-2009 05:46 PM

I think Fww.com has an article covering this subject.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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