Sunday, July 28, 2013

Off the Hook

Typical of summer, there has been a lot of non-woodworking going on. While this makes our home run smoothly and is good long-term, short-term it makes me grumpy, since I'm not getting to do much work that I truly enjoy while doing it. When Brian Eve recently posted "productive procrastination" it struck a chord with me as a way to do some woodworking, without derailing the summer projects.

Some how I've never been able to find the required five minutes needed to make the simpler style hook, always finding some alternative method when I needed a bench hook. This pair takes just enough effort to earn a little "made by hand" love in the shop without being an unloved plywood jig or an inlaid dog house.

Yes, I still have more things on my summer to-do list than I'll finish, but this 2hr project was just what I needed, giving me enough sense of accomplishment and "me time" to recharge me to go on with the chores of life.

1 comment:

  1. Great job! Those are a lot of fun to make, and I am amazed at how well they work. I find them much more convenient than my old bench hook, because they can be moved out of the way and back again with much less effort, and a far smaller foot print.