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Forum topic by Troy Cleckler posted 04-16-2015 02:37 AM 740 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-16-2015 02:37 AM

My bench dog holes are drilled 3/4” round and the oak dogs are really tight, I mean have to use hammer and dowel to knock them out tight. They have the closer buttons in them and fit loose enough to finger push out until the high humity hits. It’s been raining a little every day for about a week now. Fan stays running in the shop always and the 3/4” holdfasts, while not used in the dog holes, slide in with no problem so I’m thinking that I’m getting swelling in the dogs. If I sand them down to fit good now they might me too loose when it dries some. Any ideas or is anyone dealing with similar issues?

-- Troy. - Measure twice, cut once and fill the gaps....


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#1 posted 04-16-2015 02:40 AM

Hmm, I imagine its a bit of both, the holes getting a tad bit smaller, the the dogs swelling. Perhaps you could make a second set, one for winter and one for summer if its really a problem.

You could always sand now, and if they are too loose when next winter comes then simply make a new set, if not then there is no problem.

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#2 posted 04-16-2015 03:29 AM

I would sand them to fit loosely provided the buttons don’t let them slip through. In use the pressure of the clamping forces will do the rest. On my metal dogs the diameter of the dog is closer to 5/8” than 3/4”. Oh and wax the dogs and the hole with paste wax?

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#3 posted 04-16-2015 07:02 AM

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#4 posted 04-16-2015 10:32 AM

Check out this video by Paul Sellers which uses loose dogs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQPcHLcyRe0

Starting at 10 minutes in, he makes a bench dog with a small piece of wire from a clothes hanger which keeps the bench dog at whatever height you want. Only takes a few minutes to modify an existing dog.

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#5 posted 04-16-2015 10:45 AM

Have you tried paste waxing them?

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#6 posted 04-16-2015 10:54 AM



Have you tried paste waxing them?

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Haven’t yet. I’ll give that a try tonight and see.

-- Troy. - Measure twice, cut once and fill the gaps....

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#7 posted 04-16-2015 01:20 PM



Check out this video by Paul Sellers which uses loose dogs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQPcHLcyRe0

Starting at 10 minutes in, he makes a bench dog with a small piece of wire from a clothes hanger which keeps the bench dog at whatever height you want. Only takes a few minutes to modify an existing dog.

- AESamuel


Thank you for posting that video. I need to make a couple dogs.

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#8 posted 04-16-2015 02:13 PM

Put ‘em in a warm oven for a while to dry them out a bit, wax, put back to use.
Baked dogs. Yummmm.
Bill

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Troy Cleckler

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#9 posted 04-16-2015 02:15 PM



Put em in a warm oven for a while to dry them out a bit, wax, put back to use.
Baked dogs. Yummmm.
Bill

- Bill White


That’s sounds like a good idea.

-- Troy. - Measure twice, cut once and fill the gaps....

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#10 posted 04-16-2015 05:33 PM

Use metal dogs.

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#11 posted 04-16-2015 05:47 PM

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