Woodworking Tips And Tidbits – 04/11/12

1. Keep your spare jigsaw blades together by using a shower curtain hanger as a ‘key ring’. It’s just the right size to fit the holes in most jig saw blades.

2. Use a hacksaw blade to make a quick trammel. Place a nail or pin through the hole in the end of the blade and into your centerpoint. Then place your pencil between two of the teeth at your distance point. Then draw your circle by rotating the blade around the nail.

3. When finishing or painting a chair use pushpins in the bottoms of the legs to raise them up off your work surface.

4. Stop your round pencils from rolling off your workbench by creating a ‘flag’ near the top with some tape.

5. If you’re gluing up irregular pieces of wood, use cellophane shipping wrap. It stick back onto itself and makes a great clamp!

These are a few woodworking tips and tidbits that we picked up (and/or wrote down) over the past week. They come from a variety of sources including magazines, newsletters, online and personal experience.

There are more Woodworking Tips and Tidbits located here.

Got a woodworking tip that you want to share with the woodworking world? Let us know and we’ll add it in a future issue of Tips and Tidbits!

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