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a 21st century bench with engineered wood #15: dogs and pegged legs

06-01-2021 01:12 AM by metolius | 1 comment »

Accessorizing with bench dogs and a bit of miscellaneous is the final entry, #15 in this series. Getting it all done after a long road was almost anti-climatic; but the bench has been finished enough to be used and useful for the past six months; a familiar tool before its completion. I started bench dogs by getting 6 prairie dogs for the vise chops from Lee Valley, they work really well for the blind holes that would otherwise fill with chips. For the other dogs, I started with some hickory cutoffs trimmed to 12cm and dowel’d them to 3/4 inch. I came out of that with 10 about perfect ; 2 others were so-so but good enough. I cut the dog faces 1/3 towards the center and...

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