I just noticed a cool thing being done with a bench hook.
One of the handiest tools to have in a hand tool shop is a bench hook.. In its simplest form, it serves as just a backstop to hold a piece while sawing or otherwise working on it. There's a fence on each side, one to hold against the bench and the other to hold the material being worked on. It's a simple tool, a fence, one easily constructed from scraps in the shop. Indeed, over the years I have constructed many - none really worthy of showing here, and the last I had was long ago used up as material in another project (something that seems to happen to the jigs in my shop all the time...).
For a great deal of the work one does, it doesn't have to be anymore than that.
A few days ago, the latest Evenfall Woodworks blog entry went through the old Norsewoodsmith aggregator caught my attention. He is showing off his latest offering, a bench hook. I know, I know - but here was a real cool idea - a new twist on a simple tool. Read more about A Cool Idea