The Bench Dog
Plastic Blade-Loc makes it easy and safe.
The centuries-old bench dog design secure work for machining.
Set the top on a pair of sawhorses and lay out the bench dog holes.
To make a bench dog, rip a scrap of plywood to 2-1/2 in.
An inexpensive woodworker's vise paired with shop-made bench dogs will do the trick.
Another slick feature is the bench dog system, which clamps long workpieces with the assistance of the end vise.
You'll need basic carpentry tools plus a special drilling guide (about $40) for boring the bench dog holes perfectly perpendicular (see the Buyer's Guide, p.
Build bench dog
to make it easy to hold and work on flat and irregularly Shaped project parts.
Lay out the bench dog
holes in the dog track relative to the trimmed end, then drill the holes.
The first recorded effort to standardize a hunting English setter was in the mid-1800s when Edward Laverack (1800-1877) developed a line of English setter bench dogs
that had some hunting potential.
5 Or compare the (very useful) bench dogs
that hold boards to a woodworker's bench.
Expect to pay about $600 for your bench materials, including the cost of the vises and "bench dogs
" (pins that work with a vise; photo right).