- 9 Dec 2015
- Reaction score
- Vienna, Austria
Yeah I’ve seen these, they look like they solve the dusty issue quite well! Benchdogs make the magnetic steel ones but are quite pricey and Axminster sell bright orange ones which seem more affordable.
Do you have your 3D printed ones in all your dog holes?
I want to print more, maybe two dozens. The ones I modelled are for 19 mm holes. They are 8 mm tall and take M5x8 bolt in the middle. It is indeed easier to take them out with a magnet. Have to chamfer some of the holes more so that they sit below the surface though.
I do also repairs on electronics and such on my bench and it is very hard to find a small screw if it falls through the holes... Scrap wood pieces and shavings that accumulate under workbench hide them pretty well, even without sound sometimes. Other things like dowels or dominos do that too. Workbench has middle part without holes and the ends but I do wish there were more holes sometimes. Falling through shavings and dust also annoys me but not as much.
So maybe I will cover all of them and remove only when needed. I also have apron with dog holes, perhaps I can store removed ones there. I also like VERITAS Prairie Dog in some of the holes, maybe I get more as they help with that too (requires thicker worktop than mft of course).