This tip is from


Send for a FREE preview issue of Woodsmith today. Fill in the form below!

Sign Up for Free Woodsmith Tips

Learn More

101 FREE Woodworking Tips! Plus sign up for tips delivered to you by email each week

Our Advertisers

Online Tips Index / General Shop Tips / Shop-Made Bench Dogs

Shop-Made Bench Dogs

Shop-made bench dogs I built my workbench with ¾″-dia. holes for round bench dogs. But instead of buying bench dogs, I made mine out of short lengths of ¾″-dia. dowel stock.

To give the bench dogs a better grip and prevent them from falling through the dog holes, I added a rubber "crutch tip" to one end of each dog. (Crutch tips can be purchased at most hardware stores.)

Bob Holm
Saratoga Springs, NY