Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hook with projecting teeth used on a carpenter's bench to keep the work from moving sidewise. It is fitted in a mortise, so that it can be placed at any required height.

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Examples

  • The _bench-hook_, Fig. 179, is a simple device for holding firmly small pieces of work when they are being sawn, chisled, etc. It also saves the bench from being marred.

    Handwork in Wood

  • This may be done either in a tail vise or by a handscrew, or by clamping the bench-hook firmly in the vise in such a way that the cleat of the bench-hook overhangs the piece.

    Handwork in Wood

  • The block-plane was devised for use with one hand, as when it is used by carpenters in planing pieces not readily taken to a vise or in planing with a bench-hook.

    Handwork in Wood

  • In planing, the left hand holds the work firmly against the block of the bench-hook, pressing it somewhat to the right against the plane.

    Handwork in Wood

  • The right hand holds the side of the plane flat on the bench and presses it to the left against the bench-hook and work.

    Handwork in Wood

  • The work may be placed on the bench-hook or held in the vise with the side up from which the groove is to be cut.

    Handwork in Wood

  • In using the bench-hook the piece to be block-planed is placed with the working edge against the block, with the end to be planed to the right and flush with the edge of the bench-hook, in which position it is held with the left hand.

    Handwork in Wood

  • In sawing, the wood may be held either in the vise or on the bench-hook.

    Handwork in Wood

  • The piece to be planed with the block-plane may be held either in the vise, end up, or on a bench-hook, Fig. 109.

    Handwork in Wood

  • Then tap the bench-hook with a mallet and the piece will be found to be held tightly down on the bench.

    Handwork in Wood

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