Bench dogs, made of brass are sold for about 15$ each! Who need brass bench dogs? Wood made bench dogs can handle much more force you will ever be able to apply on it. So here is a short instructable on how to build your own bench dogs for almost nothing.
Step 1: Tools and material
- 3/4" diameter, 4" long hardwood dowel
- A street sweeper bristle
- Glue gun glue stick (optional)
- Hand saw
- Hand plane
- Drill with 3/32" cutting bit
- Glue gun (optional)
About street sweeper bristles. Hopefully, you live in a town where the street sweeper uses brushes made from steel wires. You will find lost brush wires by looking on the side of the road.
The glue gun is optional. You can use any kind of glue to make this project. The glue is used only to maintain the metal wire in place when the bench dog is not used.