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V-Shaped Bench Dogs

By: Rob Petrie
I get a lot of use out of my bench dogs, but they don’t always cooperate with odd shapes. When it came time to rout a round piece, I made these bench dogs to hold it.

The head of each dog is just a shaped block of plywood that’s counterbored to accept a short length of dowel. The shallow “V” allows the head to grip round workpieces, while the dowel fits into the dog holes of your bench.

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A hex bolt runs through the head and the length of the dowel with a counterbore in the top. A washer and locknut thread on the bottom to hold everything together.

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When all of the parts are assembled, it makes for a quick and easy way to get a grip on all of your round and odd shaped workpieces.

Published: March 1, 2023
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