Woodworking Tips And Tidbits – 06/01/08

1. Remove pencil marks on your wood with lacquer thinner. It is easier and more effective than sanding and it works in tight corners.

2. When you need to enlarge a tablesaw dado just a bit tape a piece of paper to the fence and run the wood through again. You can vary the adjustment with different thicknesses of paper.

3. For a quick lubricant for tool miter slots try scribbling on the bottom of the slot with a pencil. The graphite will make things slide more freely.

4. When using wood filler mix in saw dust from the wood you are working on to make the filler a better match.

5. When making wooden toys with wheels use a sharpened piece of copper tube to punch small washers from a plastic coffee can top. The washers make good spacers and the wheels spin better.

These are just a few tips that I picked up over this past week. They come from a variety of sources including books, magazines, newsletters, online and some from personal experience.

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Got a woodworking tip that you want to share? Let me know and I’ll add it in a future issue of Tips and Tidbits!

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