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    Default Bench dogs? What are they and how do they work

    Anyone able to shed a bit of info on bench dogs, principles how they work, used for etc?
    Have a workbench and someone mentioned them so, any use?

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    God bless you my child. Bench dogs are a sort of clamping device that pushes down thru your workbench and holds your work tight whilst you do things to it. Can someone post a picture here?
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    Here are a couple of different types. They are used mainly for holding things on the bench. I use them mostly while planing but sometimes just to clamp a piece too.

    I apologise in advance for the paw sense of humour...
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    What has all this got to do with garden sheds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocker
    What has all this got to do with garden sheds?
    Not much, I didn't notice since I came in through the "New Posts" links. However, my picture is of a shed with the garden in the background.

    I guess one of the mods will move it.

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    I thought bench dogs were like skanky hoes.
    Boring signature time again!

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    Ah, now I see it; skanky hoes - garden shed. Gotcha.

    But to answer Hot Chips' question, these are bench dogs, which are used for holding a workpiece: http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.a...=1,41637,41645 . See also Wonder dogs at the same url.

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    Default Love the pic...

    Quote Originally Posted by Groggy
    Here are a couple of different types. They are used mainly for holding things on the bench. I use them mostly while planing but sometimes just to clamp a piece too.

    I apologise in advance for the paw sense of humour...
    Thanks for the humour, and what a lovely lab!
    And ta to all the others for your input, and the link, certainly clears things up.Went to bunnies and no-one had ever heard of them! Might just make up some myself and test them out.
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotChips
    Thanks for the humour, and what a lovely lab!
    And ta to all the others for your input, and the link, certainly clears things up.Went to bunnies and no-one had ever heard of them! Might just make up some myself and test them out.
    thanks
    Yeah, the dog is hopeless. Whenever the camera comes out so does she .

    In front of the dog though is the Lee valley bench dogs in action, holding the timber under the #62.

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