I guess flatworkers the world over all have different ideas of the idea bench dog.
Well i saw a sjobergs workbench at Lee Valley some time ago and spotted the bench dogs that came with it. Then one day i got to asking do these come as spares. No but special order. Well i shuddered for a moment thinking if i ask how much i am gonna be blown away by a ridiculous price for something like this on special order. But well i did. I was blown away by a ridiculously low price. Watch now they will go up.
$4 bucks each. So i ordered 6. Hey i dont want to get caught short next time a souvernier hunter visits my shop.
To me these solve the issue of metal versus wood. They nicely molded with two bullet catches inserted. Could be push in from the bottom of the bench or the top down since its got two working faces.
Got a courtesy call from Lee Valley to say they came in and that was very quick response too.
So yesterday i stopped by my local store and picked them up.
Now finally i can get at it and pop my bench full of holes.
BTW for what its worth one could write a book on how excellent Lee Valley is as far as customer service is concerned.