I'm starting assembly of my workbench top. For the dog hole strip I already have 3/4"x3/4" dadoes run through at 2 degrees. I have to decide whether it's worth the effort of cutting out the ledges for storing the dogs.
The way I see it, it's a heck of a lot of work for not much pay off. For one thing, what are the odds that the next time I need it it's going to be the same hole, unless I make a dog for every hole which seems like overkill. And did I mention the whole lot of work?
And on a tangent, on the dogs I have seen the spring on the front and I have seen them on the side. I usually see them on the front with square dogs, but it would seem to make more sense to have it on the side.