Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'bench hook'

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Christmas Gifts #1: Cell Phone Stand Prototype

11-06-2017 05:06 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

After performing an inventory of my hardwood storage and surveying different gift ideas on the Internet, I decided to make cell phone stands for Christmas gifts for many family members and a good friend. I started this project by making a prototype. I asked my Annie what she thought about it. She liked it! So the project is go… For the two pieces that makes this stand I was going to use 1/4 inch thick pieces of hardwood and their width will be 2 7/8 inches. This thickness ...

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Splinters of thought #4: Adjustable Bench Hook

10-26-2015 12:27 AM by bearkatwood | 7 comments »

Adjustable Bench Hook Bench hooks are a very nice addition to a workbench. Sometimes for carving a small piece, a bench hook can be a bit too deep. Using a woodtek router bit (bit #942858I 14” shank) had for making jigs I routed two slots in a bench hook and drilled some holes for the hardware to slip in. I had thought about using a T-track inlayed in the hook for the adjustment, but I thought ...

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Bench Hooks!

10-16-2012 12:27 AM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

To see the pictures, please click here or see my project page. To top off a really productive day, I decided it was time to make me some bench hooks. I have been putting it off out of sheer laziness, but the last couple days I’ve had to do some random work out in the shop and thought to myself, “Self, you sure could use some damn bench hooks right about now…”. I thought that one too many times and decided today was the day I made sure I didn’t need to think ...

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Bench Hook - Versatile shop made clamping device

06-08-2010 09:42 PM by David Craig | 9 comments »

I am sure most wood carvers are familiar with this one, as the bench hook is probably one of the first shop made contraptions relief carvers would make for themselves. I do find them quite useful for any task in which I need both my hands and the piece I am trying to hold down is irregularly shaped, a piece that I don’t want marred, or one that is too small to be effectively held in place by the bench cookies. While I know many woodworkers are already familiar with the contraption, I ha...

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Small Workbench #4: The Top

12-30-2007 11:48 PM by Mike Lingenfelter | 9 comments »

For the top I wanted something that could stand up to getting wet. I thought I would use a laminate countertop (Formica). At our Home Depot you can get small 2’ x 4’ pieces of laminate. The selection isn’t that large, but I think I found something that worked for me. I glued and screwed to pieces of ¾” plywood together. Then I used some scrap pieces of oak to trim off the edges. I then applied some contact adhesive to the top and the laminate and put them together. I put small ...

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Jigs and Fixtures #1: Jig for hand planing small parts.

12-09-2007 09:08 PM by mot | 15 comments »

As I continue on my journey to becoming more proficient at the use of hand planes and the like, I’ve had some serious headaches. One of the major headaches I’ve had is surface planing small parts. I’ve tried clamping and locking in the vise. I’ve tried bench dogs and other various means. I’ve not been able to consistently come up with a way to hold small parts. The following is an idea I gleaned from a woodworking video by Rob Cosman. It’s just a pi...

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