These are all helpful objects that cost next to nothing to build. The more precise, the better they are. Mine are hardly precise. Most work in concert with the bench or are part of it.
Starting from the beginning.
Crosscutting or ripping on a sawbench.
Here I have an extension shop bent. I got this idea from the Close Grain blog and plan from Tom Fidgen’s Made by Hand book.
Crosscutting using a bench hook.
Simple bench hook. I raise the planing stop to support the other side of the board.
Crosscutting using a mitre box.
There are a few ways to secure the mitre box to the bench. I use two ways:
Bench dog or planing stop and wonder pup on the ends.
Bench dogs slipped through holes in the bottom of the box and into the top.
Here’s how I hang it up when not in use – just to get it off the floor.
Using planing stop.
Using bench dogs and wonder pup.
Using my split top divider (flipped over).
Using a sticking board (held in place with vise and planing stop).
Sticking board with split top piece for wide boards.
Using raised planing stop.
Using vise and leg holdfast for slightly longer boards. The flush legs rock for this.
Using leg holdfasts for long boards (vise as aid).
Using apron (other side of the bench) with holdfasts.
Shooting the ends.
Using shooting board.
The other end of a longer board is supported with my sticking board plus one scrap board.
Moxon vise to the rescue!
Using simple holdfasts in apron.
Not shown, but the vise positioned next to the flush leg holds well too!
I’m amazed at how much easier it is to secure my work now. Hope these ideas help others!
-- If a tree falls in the neighbor's woods, and no one is there to hear it...can you take it home, mill it and turn it into a coffee table without your neighbor making a sound?