Bench Hooks for Small Trim Carpentry Projects - Fine Homebuilding

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Bench Hooks for Small Trim Carpentry Projects

comments (0) February 8th, 2010 in Project Gallery
ManKnit Matt Berger, executive producer

For small trim carpentry jobs, I skip the chop saw and instead use this simple bench hook for a handsaw. It cuts perfectly at 90 degrees and 45 degrees in both directions.
This pair of bench hooks gets a ton of use for cutting miters, square crosscuts and other random tasks with a handsaw or hand plane
Here Im using the low-fence bench hook to cross cut a small piece of oak.
For small trim carpentry jobs, I skip the chop saw and instead use this simple bench hook for a handsaw. It cuts perfectly at 90 degrees and 45 degrees in both directions.Click To Enlarge

For small trim carpentry jobs, I skip the chop saw and instead use this simple bench hook for a handsaw. It cuts perfectly at 90 degrees and 45 degrees in both directions.


This pair of bench hooks gets a ton of use for cutting miters, square crosscuts and other random tasks with a handsaw or hand plane. I don't have a shop at home but when I need to install some trim or accomplish some other random home improvement task that requires cross cutting in a straight line, I hook one of these over my kitchen countertop and get to work.

The bench hook for my small handsaw has slots to cut at 90 degrees and 45 degrees in both directions. The other bench hook has a low fence and is nice for more free-form cuts. They work well with any type of hand saw.

Of course, I'm not eligible to win this contest but I figured I'd share anyway...

 


Design or Plan used: Bench Hooks from FineWoodworking.com
posted in: Project Gallery, trim-carpentry, bench hook, hand saw

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