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.
I’ve been spending the past few days working on plans for a bench hook. A bench hook is a simple, shop-made tool that aids in making accurate cross-cuts by hand. It consists of a flat board with a simple hook and fence. The hook catches on the side of your workbench and the fence holds … Read more