I’ve always considered myself to be a unique person, and woodworking is one avenue by which I can express that individuality. My love for the craft started when I was very young, in my grandfathers cramped basement workshop. I fondly remember the smells and sounds as he crafted items from bird houses to porch swings. Two and a half decades later, and I find myself wanting to follow in his footsteps. I am writing this blog in hopes that I can inspire others to creatively express their own unique talents.
Yesterday, I started work on my bench hook. I am borrowing from a design used by Bad Axe Tools. The fence and hook are made from 1 1/2″ square stock and mate to the work using a bullet-proof dado joint. The entire thing will be 6″ wide by 10 1/2″ long. I am using hickory … Read more