Tagged: Dog Hole Spacing
Anonymous1 February 2013 at 12:15 am #7264
Just finished up my bench not too long ago and was wondering if you have any suggestions on the spacing and location of dog holes to place on the bench. I’ve included pictures because I undersand if there are no pictures – it didn’t happen.
BillAnonymous1 February 2013 at 12:28 am #7270
Thanks, Robin. I have a Jorgenson vise 4×7 the jaw space is about 8inches
Drill the holes as you need them is what I was told. I’ve found that two holes spaced 9 inches apart at either end the bench and two holes perpendicular the the center of my vice is all I’ve needed so far. 9 inches because my benchtop is 12 inches so each hole is 1 1/2 inches from the edge.
-CanadaAnonymous1 February 2013 at 1:47 am #7277
I’d also be interested in answers to this question, with an additional twist, as I have 2 holdfasts in the mail to me at the moment. My dogs will be wooden, same size as the holdfast so the holes will be dual use.
Washington State, USA
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Chris Schwarz, in his Workbench book, recommends 3″ – 4″ on center
Assuming you want as few holes in your bench-top as possible, with 8 inches of travel in you vise, you should be able to clamp anything as long as the holes are at most 7 inches (or less) from center to center. You could always add a new hole if you needed it. But I think evenly spaced holes would look nicer.
Robin ... Richmond, Virginia, USA
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