2. Sometimes masking tape will dry out over time. You can renew it by putting it in the microwave for a few seconds. Ensure that it’s only for a few seconds at a time!
3. In addition to frequently filing your lathe toolrest smooth rub a piece of paraffin wax along it. This will allow your tools to glide more easily.
4. Use cooking oil to easily remove spots of polyurethane from your hands. Rub a small amount on your hands and scrub. Finish up with soap and water.
5. Household vinegar (acetic acid) makes an excellent rust removal agent. Soaking a rusted tool for a couple of hours will chemically dissolve the rust. Follow this by wiping with a neutralizer like baking soda.
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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