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 that it might mess up a chisel if you slipped off the piece you were working on. The slots are routed in to about 6” from the end so you can bring the stop up to work on small carvings. I glued and then added some screws into the permanent rests to hold them in place.
The only thing I would change is that I would like to be able to add a removable rest to the right side so you could wedge the piece in well. This bench hook is made from some leftover cherry I used for my table saw bench top.
-- Brian Noel