|Project by Slyy||posted 12-11-2014 04:16 PM||1880 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
Well figured that it’s about time I start transitioning myself closer to being an actual woodworker, it’s a slow process but it’s getting there! As part of that I figured its about time I make a set of bench hooks.
I sorta went for a simpler copy of the Bad Axe versions I see all over the interwebs and the Tube. No fancy dadoes just glue and screws. Made out of some no-name (but for once decent looking) Lowes 3/4 ply. The planing stop hook features a short strip of as straight grained as I could find 1/4” red oak. The dimensions for the Bad Axe versions were 6×10” but I went for a bit bigger, mine are 10” wide and 14” deep, my thinking here was it just seemed a more substantial registration/stable surface.
Finished with some danish oil and paste wax, though after a bit of use with my saw hook, I realize these are very much limited lifespan tools.
For those that care to comment: what brand of screws do you typically use for your work? I have no idea where I sourced the screws I used constructing this (just in my wood screw bin) but I pre-drilled and counter suck them all but had two tear the head off as I placed them. Not a huge deal on this particular project but would be a real pain for future endeavors!
Thx for looking and go out and make a pair!
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