You gotta start flat to end flat and square.
WOOD® project designers/builders Kevin Boyle and John Olson differ in their preferences for dogs that require round or square bench holes. Kevin likes dogs with round shanks for their versatility.
I’ve nearly completed my new workbench, but I still need to drill dogholes. Obviously the bulky top won’t fit on my drill press. So how do I make sure that the holes are straight and clean?
I’m building my first real woodworking workbench complete with a bench vise. But I’m wondering how far apart to space the dog holes. Is there a standard?
I accidentally drilled through a workpiece into my workbench. What can I do to restore the flatness of the bench?
My shopmade dogs—made with 3⁄4" dowels—don’t sit flat. How can I fix this?
Why are vises typically located on the left front corners of workbenches?
When clamping long pieces in my bench vise, no matter how much I tighten the jaws, the far end of the workpiece tends to drop when I work on it.