How to Make a Bench Hook

When you have to hold something in place while you chisel, plane, belt-sand or do anything that requires pushing or pulling, build yourself a bench hook.

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When you have to hold something in place while you chisel, plane, belt-sand or do anything else that requires a lot of pushing or pulling motion, build yourself a bench hook. Build it to suit the job at hand, any size, in only moments. Make the stop a tad thinner than the workpiece, especially if youre belt-sanding.

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