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    Is there a correct or proper way to place dog holes in a new shop table?
    My table is 46"X 90" . It has a 17" quick release vise on the end,and 9"
    quick release vise on the side.
    Thanx

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    Re: wook bench dog hole spacing

    I too am in the process of putting my workbench together, I came to the conclusion the hole spacing is dictated by the type of work you plan on doing. In my case the holes on my bench are 6" on center.

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    • #3
      Re: wook bench dog hole spacing

      I would think the travel of your vise which you intent to use with the
      dog holes will enter into the equation. If your vise has 6" of travel
      then holes spaced 8" apart will not work.

      I think the max spacing should be slightly less than the vise travel,
      and preferably an inch less or maybe slightly more, say 6" spacing
      for a vise with 8" of travel.
      "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
      John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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