|Project by andrewr79||posted 05-02-2015 11:26 PM||1375 views||7 times favorited||4 comments|
I’ve been doing some carving lately and was having trouble holding the work steady. A friend at the local carvers group showed me how they had put some dog holes into their bench hook to fix this problem and I decided to take the idea a step further when I found a scrap of pegboard in the back of the workshop. If a few holes are good, surely a lot of holes has to be better right?
The base is made from 3 layers of 1/4 pegboard glued together, the rest is scrap pine leftover from other projects. It’s all just glue and nails and a coat of beeswax to keep it clean. The pegs are just 1/4 Tasmanian Oak dowel cut to length with the ends rounded.
It’s proving to work great in practise, the only issue is that it can still slip sideways a little if you are working into that top left corner so I may end up adding some sandpaper or grip tape to the edge of the front hook to stop that.
More pictures over on my blog if you want to see the build process.
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