From “The Cabinet of Arts, or General Instructor in Arts, Science, Trade, Practical Machinery, and the Means of Preserving Human Life, and Political Economy, Embracing a Variety of Useful Subjects” by Hewson Clarke, Esq. and John Dougall (London, 1817). Hat tip to Jeff Burks. See the full book here – it’s only a little longer than the title itself.
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- Make Your Own 1"-diameter Bench DogsBefore the 3/4” brass dogs made by Lee Valley Tools became the de facto standard size (and that 3/4” size seeped into other bits of bench hardware), most workbenches had 1”-diameter metal dogs and holdfasts. (In fact, some benches made in Western and Eastern Europe still use 1” or 25mm dogs and holdfasts.) I’ve always liked 1” dogs because they have more bea […]
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