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.
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.
Every shop has some form of a workbench, but have you maximized yours to its full potential? The addition of a few well-chosen accessories really helped boost my bench’s usefulness.
Here's a low-cost solution that works in conjunction with what we consider to be one of the most versatile tools for any workshop: a Black & Decker Workmate.
While refinishing an old dresser, I removed the top to scrape off the paint.
To support workpieces, I made a simple T-shaped fixture that secures to my portable clamping workstation.
Call me a Neanderthal woodworker, but I still enjoy jointing boards in my vise using a hand plane.