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Bench dog hole repair *PIC*

john lucas
I built this bench top 35 years ago from a solid core door. It has worked well for me but the bench dog holes are too worn to use my Holdfast clamps. The holes have become elongated from using these clamps. I want to know if you have any better suggestions on repairing them. I thought I would turn a hard maple dowel like in the drawing and then use my old drill guide with forestner bits to enlarge the hole and epoxy the dowel repair in. My question, other than is there a better way, is should I make the dowel larger. The wood I have is plenty large to I can make the repair dowel any size.

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