DIY Bench Hook

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What inspire me?

During the last couple have weeks, myself and my girlfriend have been focusing a lot on the Instructable community, contests and Instructable projects, and with a very limited fund, I decided to make some very easy, useful tools that you can find in most workshops. I have made vices, sanders and this is my latest tool. A bend hook. Surprisingly useful.

What will you need?


-14mm by 140mm by 200mm (any wood)

-20mm by 22mm by 200mm (any wood)

-40mm by 70mm by 160mm (any wood)


-Jig Saw

-4mm Drill bit


-Counter sink tool

-25mm screws x3

-55m screws x3

Step 1: Step 1 - Marking and Cutting

The first thing I did before anything was make sure I have the correct types of stock material for this project. After making sure I did, I began to measure the materials out using a tri-square, ruler and pencil. First of all, I wanted to mark out the bottom (base) of the bench hook out. Once I did, I the proceeded to mark out both other pieces. I used a simple jig saw to cut the pieces out. However, a band saw, chop saw or even table saw all would have been better to use then a simple jig saw. Major reason was because the design needs very straight cuts.

Step 2: Step 2 - Drilling

The next step was to position all of the pieces together and drill some pilot holes. However, I needed to mark out the rough positions of the holes. I did this by drawing rectangles on the base piece and dividing the length by 6, so I knew exactly where to drill. Using a 4mm drill bit, I then drilled 3 holes in the places I wanted them making sure they were as close to 90 degrees as I could. I then did the same for the back piece, making sure to counter sink the holes on the opposite side for the back holes.

Step 3: Step 3 - Assembly

I then clamped the pieces to the base in the correct place and then drilled the holes through into the supporting pieces. This meant that everything would fit together better once screwed. I then used 3 25mm screws to secure the front piece in place and then 55mm screws to secure the back piece in place.

Step 4: Finished

Thank you so much for reading this Instructable, even if you clicked onto the by accident thank you. Every view counts. I love these mini projects as it gives you people, my viewers a quick and simple project to try at home, please feel free to comment, follow and favourite for more amazing Summer DIY projects like this one.



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