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T.Here are times when you need to hold a workpiece firmly against a dog in the workbench, but you don’t want to risk damaging the work from a hard bench dog. Here’s a simple bench dog that will be kind to your job and you can do it in minutes.
The dog holes in my bench are 3⁄4“In diameter, so I used a short length of 3⁄4“- Hardwood dowel diameter with a shorter length of 3⁄4Vinyl tubing “ID x 1” OD (available at home centers) pressed onto one end of the plug.
To make it easier to place the tube over the dowel, sand or plane a small bevel at the end of the dowel and soften the vinyl by immersing it in boiling water. Then wear protective gloves as you stretch the tube over the gusset. –John L. Cusimano
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