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Workbench Corner Hook

Photo I’ve found that a bench hook that mounts over the edge of the workbench is a great way to hold a workpiece in place. But the traditonal bench hook that I was using had one annoying fault. It wouldn’t always stay put. A sudden tip or slide along the bench was a common occurence. So I came up with the new and improved “corner” hook that you see in photo at right.

Drawing The drawing shows how this simple fixture is constructed. The advantage is pretty obvious. The two bottom cleats wrap around the corner of the bench for much better stability. Now I don’t have to worry about an unexpected shift while making a critical cut on a workpiece.

Good Woodworking,

Ted Raife
Online Editor, Woodsmith

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