In the photo I'm using the bench pin for a classic technique: sawing with a jeweler's saw. While the saw and blade are tools I provided myself, all the tools to make the bench pin can be found at Techshop Detroit (www.techshop.ws), where I made it.
Step 1: Materials
L to R:
- Square, or any combination of tools that will help you measure distance and mark 90deg angles.
- Wood: Make this at least 3/4", and experiment with pieces 2" or deeper for very sturdy support (in which case you'll want to design a mounting system.) This is a piece of pine, for the purpose of demonstration. A piece of hardwood gives more support and is longer-lasting.
- Pencil. Yes sir!
- Jeweler's saw all the way to the right, just to show you what it looks like
*Not pictured: Wood band saw. You'll need this to make your cuts.