I have an “out door” work bench out by my garage. it stays covered with a tarp most of the time.
I’ve been working against a wooden peg that frequently slips.
So Yesterday I took an old RR spike I had lying around. It is almost the right shape to start with!
made sure I knew where my helper was:
lit a fire:
and started banging on it!
when I was happy with the shape of it, I put the fire out and let it cool. it neither needs or wants to be hardened.
so this morning, here is my old set up:
new bench stop set so that it can be set just below the surface of the bench
and in use:
the other end is held secure by the bird’s mouth and holdfast that you see there.
I should have done this last year when I made the bench plank.
-- Kai SaerPren