......Bench Dogs, that is.........
I have a nice large Record woodworking vice on the one corner of my work table/bench. When I have to hold something flat on the bench, say to hand plane it, I will often screw a block to the top of the table, which works, but makes a lot of holes in my table top.....
This is how I used to do it, block screwed to the bench top
So this is what I started with....
I have this nice thick chunk of wood, it is White Oak, and was from an old table that I got from the curbside. Hard, flat dry, should work well.
I cut a shoulder on the insert piece
I used some plywood scraps to make a template of sorts to make the cut.
Here I did a shallow cut just to check the fit....
Here I've cut the first cut, the part where the shoulder will fit
Here I am setting up to cut the deeper cut, for the insert.
There it is, it fits!
OK, it is done, I did NOT glue it in place, I just screwed it down, in case I need to replace it at some point.
Now I need to make some bench dogs