Bench Hook Complete

by Patrick Harper - Blood, Sweat, and Sawdust


Using hand-cut dadoes for my first bench hook may have been a little overly ambitious. However, it was an excellent opportunity to build skills, and I am pleased with the results. It definitely makes finish quality crosscuts much easier. The biggest lesson learned was to make your crosscuts as close to final dimensions as possible. Squaring up large areas of end grain with a block plane is not fun.