Benchdog With Wooden Spring
Benchdog with wooden spring is post about Woodworking Jigs bookmarked by joel with ID 11786490120 was uploaded on 07-04-2019 and has been viewed 403,169 times.
When it was time to replace my old benchdogs, I made new ones that use a wooden spring cut from the dog body.It works great, and it's wood, so it won't wear out your dog holes.Grab a hardwood dowel that matches the dog-hole diameter and cut it 5 in.
long.Then make the 3⁄16-in.-thick leaf spring by cutting a kerf halfway down the dowel's length on the bandsaw.Cut a wood shim slightly wider than the kerf, put a little glue on it, and push it to the bottom of the kerf.
Finally, create a flat clamping face by notching the top 7⁄8 in.of the dog.Cut the face at a slight angle to keep it from lifting the workpiece when pressure is applied...