Shop Jig The Bench Hook Is Likely One Of The Most Basic Tools In The Woodworker S Arsenal Essentially It S A Brace Against Which You Hold Stock While Sawing Or Planing A Second Brace On The Bottom Of The Jig Keeps The Bench Hook From Moving While You Saw Or Plane Away That S It Nothing Could Be As Simple Or As Easy To Build And Use
Shop jig the bench hook is likely one of the most basic tools in the woodworker s arsenal essentially it s a brace against which you hold stock while sawing or planing a second brace on the bottom of the jig keeps the bench hook from moving while you saw or plane away that s it nothing could be as simple or as easy to build and use is post about Magazine bookmarked by frank with ID 13985724590 was uploaded on 31-01-2019 and has been viewed 230,594 times.
Bench Hook Illustration by Mike Del Rizzo Making the JigThere are four parts to this jig: a base, a sub-base, and two braces - one on the top (the stop) and one on the bottom (the hook).• A jig like this cries out for solid wood, particularly if you have a dandy handmade workbench on which it will sit.
With this jig, exact dimensions aren't critical.Make the jig to suit the kind of stock you will use it with.In fact, make two or three bench hooks for various applications.• It is important that the stop is square so that your stock snugs up against it firmly.
Don't glue the stop to the sub-base, rather, scr*w it on - that way you can more easily adjust the stop so that it's square to the side of the sub-base, or replace it in the event it gets damaged.A tall stop, of approximately 1" to 1 ½" high, provides good purchase against which to hold larger stock.
It also makes a larger fence against which your saw can ride to help ensure squarer cuts.If you'll be using the jig solely for crosscutting small stock, you can keep the base and sub...