My nearly finished workbench needs a profusion of dogs. In order to speed up the production and have some degree of consistency, I made this dog maker out of a scrap piece of beech. It has a multitude of “high-tech features” such as:
1) Self-tapping screw to hold the stock in position.
2) A hole for drilling the bullet catch hardware hole.
3) A kerf to saw a flat face (leaning 2º forward from the vertical position, ensuring that the upper most tip would touch stock first)
4) A kerf to cut each dog to the exact same length.
That is followed by a few more steps, once the dog is liberated from it’s maker. The pictures tells the story.