Woodworking Tips And Tidbits – 08/10/08

1. Create a ‘measuring stick’ for checking box squareness from an old telescoping antenna. Point each end to fit accurately in a corner.

2. Add a strip of fine sandpaper to your Table Saw’s miter fence for added grip.

3. Throw a couple of silica-gel packets in your biscuit storage jars to minimize the biscuits from swelling due to humidity. You can usually find silica-gel packets in product packing boxes.

4. Sanding small pieces of wood? Tape a piece of sandpaper to your workbench. This will hold your wood in place while you machine sand it.

5. If you have to leave a green wood turning for a while wrap it tightly in plastic food wrap. This will keep it from drying out too quickly.

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? Just let us know and we’ll add it in a future issue of Tips and Tidbits!

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