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    Clamping bench dog

    By using bench dogs (Bench dogs for benchtop bench) in the Benchtop bench and Moxon vise, it is possible to clamp work pieces in one direction, but for clamping in other directions or odd shapes it is necessary to use other clamping devices.

    By adding a screw and a nut to a bench dog, you have a clamp which is very useful in this bench or in the workbench.

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    Now that's a good idea...hadn't thought of it or seen it before. Simple, Elegant and good sheer strength! Thanks Morsa! ~PJ
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    Well done, morsa. You save yourself ~$40 on every one you make according to Lee Valley, who sells them...

    Veritas® Wonder Dog® & Wonder Pup® - Lee Valley Tools

    They also sell a quick release version so you don't have to stand there all day turning the screw...

    Veritas® Quick-Release Wonder Dog® - Lee Valley Tools

    This page from their website...

    Lee Valley Tools - Item Search

    may give you ideas for even more variants.
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    Thanks, PJs.
    Two last images show, at the tip of the screw, a faucet beveled washer (red), and a nylon cap (white) from reused nylon glides, glued with epoxy resin. This nylon tip does not mar the wood, and the screw turns freely within this set.
    Instead of an embedded nut you could use a T-nut insert.

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    Thanks, mklotz.
    You are absolutely right. And you are a step ahead. With that thought, in mar-2014, I made a homemade version of the "Wonder Pup" (B in the first link), that I'll show tomorrow.

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    Thanks morsa! We've added your Clamping Bench Dog to our Clamps category,
    as well as to your builder page: morsa's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:





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