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KNOCK-DOWN

WORKBENCH

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Knock-Down A bench in a box. No, it’s not a new magic act. It’s what
one of the guys calls my new knock-down workbench.
When you think about it, it’s a fitting description.

Workbench
That’s because the bench provides a solid, stable work-
surface like you’d expect from a bench. (There’s even a tool
tray underneath.) Then, once a job is completed, the bench
can be “knocked down” and stored in a compact box that
you carry like a suitcase. (See photo at right.)
The best thing about this
knock-down design is it makes
it easy to take the bench out
to the driveway or back yard,
or to a friend’s house to help
on a project. No matter where
you’re working, setting up the
bench only takes a minute.
Setup – To do this, start by
unlatching the lid on the box
and setting it aside. (The lid
doubles as the top of the work-
bench.) Then simply remove
the two stretchers and flip
up the sides of the bench, as
shown in photo A below.
The sides are hinged to the base, so you’ll need to
“spring” them apart a bit to fit the stretchers between
them (Photo B). These stretchers hook securely into the
sides with an ordinary set of bed rail fasteners. Then just
set the top down over the sides and pull it toward you to
lock it in place (Photo C).
Clamping Options – Once the bench is set up, there are
three different ways to clamp a workpiece to the benchtop.
That explains the holes and slots in the top as well as the
Turn a single sheet of plywood notches in the top of the stretchers. Note: For a closer look
and a few pieces of hardware into a at the different clamping options, turn to page 8.
portable workbench that “knocks down” Plywood – Just one more note. You won’t need a lot of
for compact storage. material to build this bench. The entire project is made
from a single sheet of 3⁄4" plywood. (I used pine plywood.)

A B C
Setup. It only takes a minute to set up the the top of the bench, the stretchers hook into the
workbench. After unlatching the top and setting it sides (Photo B). Then just fit the top down over the
aside, remove the stretchers and flip up the sides, sides of the bench and pull it toward you to “lock”
as shown in photo ‘A.’ To provide rigid support for it in place (Photo C).

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I
TOP PANEL EXPLODED VIEW
!/4" x 2" OVERALL DIMENSIONS
STEEL PIN 32"W x 33#/4"H x 22"D

J &/8" x 2" K
LATCH HINGE
FRONT/BACK END FILLER STRIP #/4" x 3"
FILLER STRIP ALUMINUM
BAR

#6 x 1" Ph
WOODSCREW
BED RAIL
FASTENERS Hardware
H
STRETCHER
• (12) #8 x 1/2" Fh
Woodscrews
• (20) #8 x 11/2" Fh
Woodscrews
• (4) #8 x 2" Fh
Woodscrews
• (4) #10 x 1/2" Fh
Woodscrews
• (4) #6 x 1" Panhead
Woodscrews
• (1 Set) 4" Bed Rail
F Fasteners
H • (2) 1/4" x 2" Steel Pins
SHORT
SIDE STRETCHER • (2) 3/4" x 3" Aluminum
Bar (1/4" thick)
SPACER BLOCK • (1) 61/2" Drawer Pull
G • (1 Set) 7/8" x 2" Latch
Hinges
BACK E • (2) 11/2" x 18" Piano
A 1!/2" x 18" Hinges w/Screws
PIANO HINGE
TALL SIDE • (4) Draw Latches
w/SCREWS w/Screws
• (4) 3/4" Rubber Bumpers
C w/5/16"-18 x 11/4"-Long Stud
BOTTOM • (4) 5/16"-18 T-Nuts
CL

TOP
4!/2"
D 6!/2"
CORNER DRAWER
BLOCKS PULL
!/2"
DRAW
A B LATCH
#/4"
FRONT END
RUBBER BASE
BUMPER
DRAW LATCH
w/SCREWS

Cutting Diagram Materials


48" x 96" x #/4" PLYWOOD Base
A FRONT A Front/Back (2) 61/2 x 32 - 3/4 Ply.
E F B Ends (2) 61/2 x 211/4 - 3/4 Ply.
TALL SIDE SHORT SIDE A BACK C Bottom (1) 211/4 x 311/4 - 3/4 Ply.
D Corner Blocks (4) 11/2 x 3 - 11/2 Ply.
B END Supports
J FRONT FILLER STRIP SPACER D CORNER E Tall Side (1) 18 x 281/2 - 3/4 Ply.
BLOCK G BLOCK L
INSIDE
B END
J BACK FILLER STRIP
FILLER F Short Side (1) 18 x 273/4 - 3/4 Ply.
STRIPS 3/ x 201/ - 3/ Ply.
G Spacer Block (1) 4 2 4
K H Stretchers (2) 10 x 29 - 3/4 Ply.
END FILLER
STRIPS H STRETCHER Top
TOP
I PANEL I Top Panel (1) 22 x 32 - 3/4 Ply.
C BOTTOM J Fr./Bk. Filler Strips (2) 33/4 x 32 - 3/4 Ply.
H STRETCHER K End Filler Strips (2) 3/ x 141/ - 3/ Ply.
4 2 4
L Inside Filler Strips (2) 31/4 x 10 - 3/4 Ply.

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Base —————————— 1 D A
BACK
CORNER BLOCK (6!/2" x 32")
I began work by making the base of (1!/2" x 3")
#8 x 1!/2" Fh
the bench. As you can see in Figure WOODSCREW

1, it’s a shallow box with a large


“footprint” that helps the bench
resist tipping. The base provides
a handy compartment for tools
while you’re working. And when C
BOTTOM
you “knock down” the bench for (21!/4" x 31!/4")
storage, the base holds the sides
A
and stretchers.
FRONT
Frame – The base starts out (6!/2" x 32") B
as a plywood frame that’s made END
#8 x 1!/2" Fh (6!/2" x 21!/4")
up of a front/back (A) and two WOODSCREW
ends (B). To strengthen the base
(and help align the pieces during
BOTTOM
assembly), the front and back are
rabbeted at each end.
a. 1!/2"
%/16"-18
T-NUT

An easy way to cut these #/4" RUBBER CORNER


BUMPER BLOCK
rabbets is to use a dado blade FRONT/
D 1!/2" w/%/16"-18 x 1!/4"
LONG STUD T-NUT
mounted in the table saw. As you BACK
NOTE: ALL
can see in Figures 2 and 2a, part TOP PARTS ARE MADE RUBBER
FROM #/4" PLYWOOD RUBBER
BUMPER
of the blade is “buried” in an aux- VIEW SIDE BUMPER
iliary fence that’s attached to the
rip fence with carpet tape.
The fence is positioned so the of the storage compartment in the room for the sides and stretchers
blade will cut the shoulder of the base. I wanted to make sure the com- plus a little extra.
rabbet. The only problem is the partment was deep enough to hold Notches – After completing the
front and back pieces are fairly the sides and stretchers (and still be grooves, I cut a long notch in the
narrow, too narrow to ride against able to fasten the top on the base). bottom edge of each piece (Figures
the fence without twisting. To pre- So after adjusting the width of 4a and 4b). These notches provide
vent that, I attached a long fence to the dado blade to match the thick- some “toe room” so I can work at
the miter gauge and used it to guide ness of the plywood bottom, I set the bench without kicking the base.
the workpiece through the blade. the rip fence 33⁄4" away from the out- A sabre saw (or band saw) is all
Cut Grooves – In addition to side of the blade (Figures 3 and 3a). that’s needed to cut the notches to
the rabbets, there’s a groove in the Running the bottom edge of each rough shape. And a drum sander
inside face of each piece that holds piece against the fence will produce chucked in the drill press makes
the bottom of the base. The location a groove that’s 23⁄4" down from the quick work of removing the rest of
of this groove determines the depth top edge. This provides enough the material.

2 AUXILIARY
FENCES
3 RIP
FENCE

CARPET
TAPE

NOTE: RUN
FRONT/BACK BOTTOM EDGE
ONLY OF ALL FRAME
PIECES AGAINST
RIP FENCE
GROOVE

DADO
BLADE
a. THICKNESS OF
#/4" PLYWOOD a. THICKNESS OF
3#/4"

#/4" PLYWOOD

A A
#/8" #/8"

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But a drum sander can create
a scalloped edge if you’re not
4
careful. To prevent that, I used a
long, straight scrap piece as a fence
(Figure 4). With the “feet” of the
workpiece riding against the fence, 3" DRUM
SANDER
it’s easy to sand a straight edge.
To sand the entire thickness FENCE NOTE: CUT
of the edge, you’ll HOLE IN AUXILIARY
TABLE TO ACCEPT
need to attach an aux- DRUM SANDER
iliary table to the drill FRONT/ AUXILIARY TABLE
BACK
press and cut a hole in
NOTE: FEED WORKPIECE
it to accept the drum sander. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT
Then, after notching the fence to fit
a. NOTCH DETAIL b. NOTCH DETAIL
around the drum sander, position it
to sand to the desired depth and FRONT/BACK END
clamp the fence in place.
Now turn on the drill press, and
push the workpiece into the drum 2!/4" 2!/4"
1!/2" 1!/2"
RADIUS RADIUS
sander until it contacts the fence.
2&/8"
The idea is to start at the right 3!/4"

end of the notch, then slowly feed


the workpiece from left to right to
sand the edges smooth. base to hold a set of rubber bum- The idea is to set the fence so that
Bottom – Before assembling pers that are added later (Figure 1). when you butt the end of the blank
the base, there’s one more thing Each corner block is made up of against the stop, it will produce a
to do. That’s to cut the plywood two pieces of 3⁄4" plywood. To avoid 3"-long corner block.
bottom (C) to fit. Then just glue working with small pieces, I glued Rubber Bumpers – After cut-
and screw the base together. I up two long strips of plywood first ting all the corner blocks, the next
also “eased” all of the edges with (Figure 5). Then it’s just a matter of step is to add a set of four rubber
a sanding block to keep them from cutting each corner block to length. bumpers. (We’ve shown two in the {  Hard rubber
splintering when they get bumped Here again, a fence attached to margin.) These bumpers thread into bumpers thread
or knocked around. the miter gauge provides support T-nuts that fit into a hole drilled into the base
Corner Blocks – All that’s left for the blank. But this time, to cut in each corner block (Figures 6 of the bench
to complete the base is to add four each block to the same length, I and 6a). After gluing the blocks in to keep it from
thick corner blocks (D). These clamped a scrap piece of wood to place, simply tap in the T-nuts and sliding around
blocks “beef up” the corners of the the rip fence and used it as a stop. install the bumpers. and to prevent
damage to a
5 6 finished floor.
(See page 9 for
sources.)
AUX.
FENCE
STOP STOP
NOTE: BLOCK
DRILL
CENTERED
HOLE IN
CORNER CORNER
BLOCK BLOCK
AUXILIARY
FENCE

#/8" BRAD
a. POINT BIT

3"
1!/2"
NOTE: D
BLANK FOR CORNER
BLOCKS IS GLUED UP CORNER
FROM TWO PIECES BLOCKS CORNER
OF #/4" PLYWOOD BLOCK

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Supports —————
SLOTTED
HOOKED
BED RAIL
FASTENER
BED RAIL
FASTENER
This workbench is designed with a
simple system of interlocking parts
that provide solid support for the
F #8 x 1!/2" Fh
top. As you can see in Figure 7, it WOODSCREW
consists of two hinged sides con- SHORT
SIDE H
nected by a pair of stretchers. #4 x %/8 Fh STRETCHER
To prevent the bench from WOODSCREW

racking, the connection between TALL SIDE


the sides and stretchers must be E
1!/2" x 18"
PIANO
rigid and strong. At the same time, HINGE
I wanted a quick and easy way to G NOTE:
ALL PARTS
take them apart. SPACER BLOCK ARE MADE FROM
(#/4" x 20!/2") #/4" PLYWOOD
Bed Rail Fasteners – The solu-
tion is a mechanical fastener like the a. SHORT SIDE

type used to hold the parts of a bed TALL


SIDE b.
together. (See photo at left.) One PIANO
PIANO HINGE
part of the fastener (attached to the HINGE BASE
end of the stretcher) has two hooks
that fit into slots in the other part SPACER BOTTOM
BLOCK
{  A two-piece (mounted to the sides). This “locks”
bed rail fastener the parts together, yet still allows
creates a strong, them to be quickly disassembled.
rigid connection Sides – I started by making the upper back corner of each side that’s (Figure 8a). When you screw the bar
that’s quick and two sides of the bench. Both sides used to secure the top to the bench. in place, it forms a lip over the lower
easy to take are the same width (18"). And they Bars – The two metal bars are part of the notch. This lip captures a
apart. (See page appear to be the same length. But easy to make. I bought a 1⁄4"-thick pin that’s installed later in the top.
9 for sources.) that’s not the case. To allow both aluminum bar at a home center and Cut Mortises – The next step
sides to fold flat inside the base, the used a hack saw to cut each one to is to cut the mortises that hold
tall side (E) is 3⁄4" longer than the length. Then I drilled a couple of the slotted part of the bed rail fas-
short side (F), as shown in Figure 8. countersunk shank holes in each teners. As you can see in Figure
Aside from the difference in piece for mounting screws. 8a, the idea is to cut a two-tiered
length, the sides are identical. To Before attaching the bars, you’ll mortise. A wide, shallow mortise
reduce the weight of the bench, I cut need to cut a “stairstep” notch in the is sized to accept the fastener, and
a large opening in each side. Also, corner of each side. The upper part two narrow, deep mortises provide
there’s a short, metal bar on the of this notch is sized to fit the bar clearance for the hooks on the other
part of the fastener.
8 #8 x 2" Fh
WOODSCREW
a. ALUMINUM
BAR
An easy way to make the shallow
mortises is to use a drill press
#/4" x 3"
ALUMINUM 3"
#/4"
and a Forstner bit (Figure 9). A
BAR (!/4" THICK)
careful layout will ensure that the
upper ends of the mortises align.
5!/2" !/2" As for the distance of the mortises
1!/2" !/4"
in from the edge, I clamped a fence
RAD. 2%/8"
2#/4"
27#/4" to the drill press table and used it
SIDE
to position each workpiece. Now
15!/2"
it’s just a matter of drilling a series
of overlapping holes and paring
#8 x !/2" Fh away the remaining waste with a
WOODSCREW chisel (Figure 9a).
28!/2" Once the fastener fits neatly in
6" the mortise, you can use it to lay out
F 6"
SHORT the location of the two deep mor-
SIDE E SLOTTED tises (Figure 9b). The thing to be
(18" x 27#/4") TALL SIDE BED RAIL
(18" x 28!/2") FASTENER aware of is these mortises are 5⁄16"
longer than the slots in the fastener.

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The reason has to do with the hooks
on the mating fastener. To lock the
9 AUXILIARY
FENCE
two parts of the fastener together,
the hooks have to fit straight into
the slots and then slide downward.
Increasing the length of the mor-
tise provides the clearance that’s
needed for the hooks. %/8" CUT !/8"-DEEP
MORTISE
FORSTNER
After laying out the deep mor- BIT 4!/8" LONG
tises, chuck a smaller bit in the
SIDE
drill press and use the same proce-
FIRST: DRILL OVERLAPPING
dure as before to cut two pockets a. HOLES
(Figure 9c). Then screw the fas-
teners in place. SECOND: PARE OFF
Install Sides – Now you’re WASTE WITH CHISEL

ready to install the sides. The tall FIRST: TRACE


side (E) is hinged directly to the b. SLOTS
base (Figure 7b). But as you can see
in Figure 7a, the short side (F) is
c. !/4" FORSTNER
BIT

hinged to a spacer block (G). This is NOTE: CUT


SECOND: ADD
a 3⁄4"-square strip of plywood that’s %/16" TO BOTTOM #/8"-DEEP MORTISES
END OF SLOT LOCATIONS
glued to the base. The spacer block
raises the short side so it can fold
down flat across the tall side. After sanding the edges smooth, table saw and to attach a tall fence
Stretchers – The next step is to all that’s left is to add the hooked to the miter gauge (Figure 11).
add the stretchers (H). As you can fasteners (Figures 10 and 10a). Each Then stand the stretcher on end,
see in Figure 10, these are long, of these fasteners fits in a shallow hold it firmly against the fence,
I-shaped pieces of plywood that are notch in the end of the stretcher. and nibble away the waste.
cut to length to fit between the sides. The location of these notches Before attaching the fasteners,
Each stretcher has a long notch determines the up and down posi- take a look at the back of each
cut in the top and bottom edge. tion of the stretchers. I wanted the one. You’ll notice there’s a large
The upper notch lets you slip a pipe stretchers to sit flush with the top of “nib” behind each hook. To make
clamp underneath the benchtop so the sides, so the notch is 23⁄4" down the fastener sit flat in the notch,
you can clamp a workpiece against from the top edge (Figure 11a). you’ll need to drill a pocket for
the edge of the bench. The lower An easy way to cut the notches each nib. Then just screw the fas-
notch is simply cut to match. is to mount a dado blade in the teners in place.

10 WASTE
NOTE: STRETCHERS
ARE MADE FROM 11
#/4" PLYWOOD

1!/2" RADIUS

2!/4"
2#/4"

STRETCHER

H DRILL
STRETCHER !/2" COUNTERBORE
(10" x 29") !/8" DEEP AUXILIARY
FENCE
DADO
a. SIDE
BLADE
SLOTTED
a.
HOOKED
FASTENER FASTENER
NOTE: CUT NOTCH STRETCHER
2#/4" FROM TOP
HOOKED EDGE OF STRETCHER
BED RAIL THICKNESS
FASTENER OF
3!/4" 4!/8" BED RAIL
POCKET FASTENER
FOR NIB #8 x 1!/2" Fh
NOTE: WOODSCREW
MAKE TWO
STRETCHERS WASTE
STRETCHER

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Top ——————————
12
TOP
The top of the workbench
that’s shown in Figure 12
has two main jobs. It creates
LATCH
a solid worksurface. Plus it HINGE
serves as a lid for the base METAL PIN
when you knock down the
bench for storage STRETCHER
But the handiest thing about SIDE
this benchtop is it provides
three different ways to clamp a
workpiece to the bench. (Refer
to the photos on page 8.)
Built-Up Top – To
increase the thickness of the
top, it’s “built up” from two length of the top panel. To fit over strips are aligned flush with the
layers of 3⁄4" plywood. The the sides of the bench, you’ll need to notch and then glued in place.
{  A simple two- upper layer is formed by a cut a notch near each end of these Slots for Clamps – With the filler
part system is top panel (I) that’s sized to fit strips. Then just glue them in place. strips in place, the next step is to cut
used to fasten flush with the base (Figure 13). Next, I added two narrow end four slots in the top. Each slot forms
the top to the And the lower layer is made up of filler strips (K). They’re ripped an opening for a bar clamp that lets
bench. Metal several smaller filler strips. to width so when they’re flush you clamp work near the middle of
pins in the top Filler Strips – These strips with the outside edge of the top, the benchtop. A quick way to cut
fit under the create a long, narrow recess they align with the notch in the each slot is to drill a small starter
aluminum bars underneath the top which fits front/back strips. As for length, hole and then remove the rest of the
on the sides down over the sides of the bench. it’s just a matter of cutting them waste with a sabre saw (Figure 14).
(upper photo). Plus they provide the thickness to fit the opening. Bench Dog Holes – In addition
And spring- that’s needed to hold a set of bench After gluing on the end strips, to the slots, I drilled a number of
loaded latches dogs. (For more about the bench I added two inside filler strips holes in the top to hold the bench
lock the top in dogs I used, turn to page 9.) (L). To provide clearance for the dogs. Since the top is quite large,
place (lower The front and back filler strips stretchers, these strips are shorter I clamped an auxiliary table to my
photo). (J) are simply cut to match the than the end strips. Here again, the drill press to support it (Figure 15).

13 NOTE: BOTTOM SIDE


SHOWN
NOTE: ALL PARTS ARE
MADE FROM #/4" PLYWOOD
14 STARTER
L HOLES
INSIDE FILLER TOP
K STRIP 6!/2"
(3!/4" x 10")
BACK FILLER
STRIP
(3#/4" x 32")
J
I
TOP PANEL 7!/4" CUT
(22" x 32") 1%/8" x 8"
SLOT

J
FRONT FILLER
STRIP
15 3"
AUXILIARY
TABLE
AND FENCE
(3#/4" x 32") K
END FILLER #/4"
STRIP FORSTNER 4"
BIT 4"
BOTTOM VIEW CL (#/4" x 14!/2")
#/4" 2!/2" END FILLER STRIP
4"
TOP 4"
!#/16" FRONT INSIDE BACK
FILLER FILLER FILLER 4"
STRIP STRIP STRIP NOTE:
DRILL TWENTY
#/4"-DIA. HOLES

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a.
LATCH
16 BACK
2#/8" PIN
(!/4" x 2"
17 HINGE

FILLER METAL ROD)


STRIP
TOP TOP FRONT
1!/2" FILLER
STRIP

a. TOP
SIDE &/8" x 2"
BAR LATCH
1#/16" NOTE: HINGE
DRILL !/4" HOLE DRILL
2!/8" DEEP TO #/16" HOLE,
HOLD PIN SIDE !/2" DEEP
METAL #6 x 1" Ph
PIN WOODSCREW
SIDE

It’s also a good idea to clamp a a dimple in the side. Then simply page 2.) These latches hold the top
fence to the table to make sure remove the top and drill the holes and base together when you knock
the holes are located the same dis- for the latch pins. the bench down for storage.
tance in from the edge. Then lay Draw Latches – In addition to Handle – All that’s left is to add
out and drill the holes. the latch hinges, I also installed a handle to make it easy to carry
Locking System – At this point, two draw latches on each end of the the bench. It’s centered on the front
the top is almost complete. But bench. (Refer to Exploded View on of the base and screwed in place.
before setting it on the bench, I
added a simple, two-part system
that “locks” it securely in place.
If you look at the photos on page
7, you can see how this works. In
back, the top is held in place with
two metal pins that fit under the
aluminum bars installed earlier. In
front, it’s secured with a couple of
spring-loaded latch hinges. <  Pipe Clamps. To hold
Install Pins – As you can see in a workpiece against the
Figure 16, each pin is a short piece edge of the bench, slip pipe
of 1⁄4"-dia. metal rod. The pin fits clamps through the notches
into a hole drilled in the end of the at the top of the stretchers.
back filler strip (Figure 16a). After
applying a small amount of epoxy in
the hole, tap in the pin and clean up
any excess that squeezes out.
Latch Hinges – The second part
of the locking system is a pair of
latch hinges. Each latch hinge has a <  Bar Clamps. Fit the
spring-loaded pin that fits into a hole head of a bar clamp down
in the side of the bench (Figure 17). through one of the slots in
(For a source of latch hinges, refer the top to clamp work near
to page 9.) An easy way to locate the the middle of the benchtop.
holes for the spring-loaded pins is
to screw the latch hinge to the top,
as shown in Figure 17a. Note: The
latch hinges I purchased didn’t have
mounting holes, so I had to drill a
couple of holes in each one.
Now lower the top down over
the sides and pull it toward you so <  Bench Dogs. Using one
the metal pins in back slip under (or more) pairs of bench dogs
the aluminum bars. After centering lets you hold work tightly
the top from front to back, tap each against the top without
of the spring-loaded pins to make clamps getting in the way.

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MAIL Project Sources
ORDER
SOURCES The Knock-Down Workbench
makes an ideal, general-purpose
Lee Valley
800-871-8158 bench for working on projects
leevalley.com around the house. Plus it “knocks
down” for storage.
McMaster-Carr To assemble the workbench (and
630-600-3600
mcmaster.com take it apart), we used the same
type of hardware that’s used to join
the rails on a bed to the headboard
and footboard. These 4" bed rail fas-
teners are available in sets of four
from the sources listed at left.
There are also several other
pieces of hardware that you’ll need.
The rubber bumpers (Part No.
9546K18) that act as the “feet” of the
bench, and the latch hinges (Part
No. 1305A38) that secure the top
are available from McMaster-Carr.
To clamp a workpiece against the
benchtop, we purchased two pairs
of bench dogs from Lee Valley called
Bench Pups (05G04.04) and Wonder
Pups (05G10.02).
Manufacturers and retailers will
periodically redesign or discon-
tinue some of their items. So you’ll
want to gather all the hardware,
supplies, and tools you need before
you get started. It’s easy to adjust
dimensions or drill different-sized
holes to suit your hardware.

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