If, like me, you get annoyed when the dog hole that is right above your vise gets filled with sawdust and shavings, here is a simple fix. Cut a wooden plug that will fill the dog hole flush to the benchtop and will slide in and out easily. Now drill a hole in the end of the plug and glue in a couple of rare-earth magnets so that they are flush with the top. Drop the plug into the dog-hole opening. It will prevent the hole from filling with debris. To remove it, just touch the top of the plug with something steel and lift it out. Finally, be careful not to replace the plug magnet-side down. Jim Richey Jim Richey Philip C. Lowe, Beverly, MA
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