Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Near Boston, Massachusetts
Bench dog holes, and roller stands
So I've got two questions.
1) Bench dog holes. I'm about to build a new workbench (I expect to pick up the first round of lumber tonight), and I plan to punch holes in it for dogs, and whatever other accessories I end up acquiring. Is there a standard size? My expectation is to use a forstner bit, and either a drill press before assembly or a hand drill with a drill guide after assembly, but I'd like to get the holes the right size.
2) When I started building carts for my shop tools (SCMS and drill press so far), I didn't think much about support for long pieces, and just made them the height I was comfortable working at. For the SCMS, that's not a problem. For the drill press, I'm winding up with a table height between 45 and 50 inches, which is taller than just about any support I've been able to find. Does anyone have personal experience with a roller support (or equivalent) that tall?