By using bench dogs (http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/b...op-bench-53444) in the http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/b...xon-vise-53325, 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.
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...
VeritasÂ® Wonder DogÂ® & Wonder PupÂ® - Lee Valley Tools
They also sell a quick release version so you don't have to stand there all day turning the screw...
VeritasÂ® Quick-Release Wonder DogÂ® - 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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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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