|Project by JasonD||posted 12-24-2011 11:36 PM||1369 views||2 times favorited||3 comments|
Nothing too fancy here, but a couple pieces of 1×4 scraps and some poplar dowels go a long way to making my workflow SO much smoother.
Working primarily with hand tools, I absolutely love my all my bench hooks. Top left is my thin-stock planing board, top right is shooting board, bottom left is my crosscut bench hook, and the bottom middle is my edge-planing stop. The bottom rack is rounded out by my crosscut and rip panel saws; still need to make a new wooden handle to replace the stock plastic one on my rip saw.
The racks are attached with 3”-#12 screws into the wall studs. The bench hooks / saws are mounted on dowels. I used a brace to drill halfway through the racks; using blue tape as a depth gauge on the auger bit. Then, I glued the dowels in place. After the glue dried, I finished it with a couple coats of shellac mixed from bysahki buttons. It was the first time I’ve ever used buttonlac and it took almost 2 days for it to fully dissolve; whereas when I use flakes it dissolves in about 6 hours.
Before building this simple rack, my panel saws were hanging from a couple of drywall screws and my bench hooks were all over the place; usually leaning against my bandsaw or workbench.