Hardwood replacements for metal vise dogs

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Project by W.F. Judt posted 01-05-2018 11:42 PM 1593 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch


My new bench vises came with metal vise dogs.
Since I a a relief carver, and typically use wooden bench dogs to protect my carving tools, including router bits, I was thinking the metal dogs were a liability.

Then it occurred to me that I could replace the metal dogs with HARDWOOD dogs. So I took a few scraps of TIGERWOOD (the species of wood, NOT the golfer), which is a particularly dense and oily wood, and fashioned them into dogs.

The new dogs are exactly the same size and shape as the old metal dogs, and even have threaded holes that receive the original dog-screws. And they work like a charm!

It’s been a good day in the shop!

-- "Faith is a better tool than than fear to process a crisis. Fear views a crisis as a threat. Faith views a crisis as a means for God to work a higher purpose. “

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#1 posted 01-06-2018 02:44 PM

Great idea. Thanks for posting.

I have a spare Wilton vise that is missing the dog that I want to mount on a portable bench. Your idea will take care of that.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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