Woodworking Tips And Tidbits – 04/25/10

Here are a few more woodworking tips that we have collected in the past month. They include tips on accurate miter cuts, straightening bowed boards and more:

1. To remove construction adhesive try using baby oil. Pour it on and let it soak in then work it into the adhesive. Once the adhesive has been removed wash off the baby oil.

2. To get a quick and accurate 90 degrees on your miter gauge just turn it upside down in the miter slot and then butt the gauge face up against the table edge. Tighten the gauge head, turn it over and use.

3. To get other accurate angles on your miter gauge use an electronic tilt angle tool. First, loosen the gauge head from the arm and then hang the miter gauge over the table edge with the gauge face on the table. Zero the tilt tool on the table top and then attach it to the side of the hanging gauge arm. Swing the arm until the desired angle is achieved. Then tighten the gauge head and use.

4. To straighten out a bowed board tape a piece of angled aluminum the full length of the concave edge and run it through your tablesaw with the flat edge of the aluminum against the fence. Then remove the aluminum, flip the board and run it through the table saw with the new straight edge against the fence.

5. When drilling a hole in a ceiling you can use an empty coffee cup to protect you from falling debris. Just drill through the bottom of an empty coffee cup and then drill your hole in the ceiling. The coffee cup will catch the falling debris.

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.

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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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