Woodworking Tips Videos

Stop Slippery Wood Glue Ups: 5 Quick Gluing Hacks

Wood gets slippery when glue is applied to it and sometimes trying to tame a wet slippery wood glue up can be messy and frustrating. The best way to tackle this problem is to assume every glue up will be slippery ... and almost all of them are, and prepare the wood in advance to prevent it from sliding out of place on you with several techniques.

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The first thing to think about in helping to prevent slipper glue-ups is ...  What is my margin of error? that means, do you have any extra wood on your glue up that is going to need to be cut off later and where exactly is that wood. Once you know this you can use any one of a few different anti-slip ideas ...

Quick Workshop Hacks Part 5: Woodworking Tips and Tricks

Sometimes it's a good thing that I never seem to throw anything away, other times ... well. But for now, salvaging an old plastic spring clamp that didn't work as a clamp anymore and re-purpose it to make it into a hose clamp for my dust collection system that works like a speed clamp now and makes moving 4-inch hoses from one machine to another a quick and easy task.

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 I did take a small bit of ingenuity to take specialty dust collection hose clamp and adapt it to a spring clamp ... a broken spring clamp, but the finished product works like a charm ...

AntiSkid / Anti Slip Workshop Life Hacks - Woodworking Tips and Tricks

Anti Skid and Anti Slip materials have been around for many many years now and in some areas, they are finding new uses and certainly in my workshop they are. I love this material, it comes in different "weights" or thicknesses, it's quite inexpensive and it works great. I seem to find a new use for it on a regular basis and it never disappoints me.

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I was first introduced to this material in the form of "router Mats" that were said, at the time, to be anti-slip so that you could freehand route anything and when you used this anti-slip material between your wood and your workbench, the material would hold it firmly while you routed. And it was true, this stuff worked great. Then I found that you could purchase similar materials in different thicknesses and apply it to many different things to make them much less susceptible to movement. 

5 Workshop Hacks Part 4 - Woodworking Tips and Tricks

I don't know what I would do without magnets .. they have got to be one of the handiest things in the workshop and with the new Earth Magnets, they are super strong and so small you can use them in many many places that I would never have thought of years ago, but now, they come in so many shapes, sizes, and strengths you can find many applications for them.

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There are so many little things we can do in the workshop to make life easier. I am reminded of this when I visit other shops and I see so many things they could be doing that would make their work quicker and easier and for very little cost ...