The Humble Bench Hook

In the 1970s I attended what was then called a ‘Building School’ and learned all the finer points of woodworking and hand tool usage. To this day, the most useful and most used tool in my toolbox isn’t what you might expect. In fact, it’s more of an accessory than a tool. Enter, the Bench hook – an implement that has remained unchanged in its design for hundreds of years.

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This article first appeared in The GMC Group publication Woodwork Craft 2016