Adjustable Bench Dogs

Adjustable Bench Dogs

I use bench dogs a lot while I'm working in my shop, and I've made my own customized dogs pictured at right to give me more versatility in clamping workpieces to my workbench. Each dog is made up of a 1-square block glued to a 3A-dia. dowel. A threaded insert is installed in the block. The insert holds a long hex bolt that can be adjusted to hold my workpieces. A rubber cap protects the workpiece from being damaged by the hex bolt. To use the dogs, you simply insert the dowel into a dog hole in...