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  • Gumbatron commented on pchretien's instructable Making bench dogs for less than 1$3 years ago
    Making bench dogs for less than 1$

    I like the idea of using street sweeper tines, free stuff is always good. Find yourself a discarded broom or yard rake with a 3/4 handle and you have free dogs :-)Another very cheap alternative is wire coat hangers, they are often made of reasonably springy steel and can be obtained very cheaply or even for free. Yet another would be high tensile fencing wire (if you're more rural than urban).I would tend to cut a slight incline in the face of the dog (with a chisel) so that it slightly holds the work down on the bench rather than just being perpendicular.Nice 'ible, thanks :-)

    I like the idea of using street sweeper tines, free stuff is always good. Find yourself a discarded broom or yard rake with a 3/4 handle and you have free dogs :-)Another very cheap alternative is wire coat hangers, they are often made of reasonably springy steel and can be obtained very cheaply or even for free. Yet another would be high tensile fencing wire (if you're more rural than urban).I would tend to cut a slight incline in the face of the dog (with a chisel) so that it slightly holds the work down on the bench rather than just being perpendicular.Nice 'ible, thanks :-)

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