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CORDS - Cord Wrap
To keep power cords rolled up when not in use, try using elastic ponytail holders. The best holders are the type with a small plastic ball at each end. WoodNet.net
Cove Moulding
Instructions for making cove moulding with a table saw. Binky's Woodworking
Cutting Box
Repetitive cuts can be cut squarely and accurately every time with this cutting box for your circular saw. It is easy enough to make that different sizes can be made for projects as they come along. Green Thumb Garden Goodies
Depth Stop
A piece of masking tape around a drill bit can be a great depth stop indicator. Wood Zone
Drawers
How to make drawers with a 45° Lock Miter Router Bit. Binky's Woodworking
Easy Picture Frames
Attractive and unique picture frames can be made with basic tools, for some only a saw and a square are needed. Sawdust Making shows you how.... Sawdust Making 101
GLUE
When gluing up a project it’s inevitable that some of the glue will squeeze out of the joint. It’s best to wait for the glue to "gel up" before scraping it off with a sharp chisel or razor blade. Wiping up the glue before it gels can spread it over the surface of the wood and cause you a lot of sanding later. Wood Zone
GLUE
To help prevent the glue from drying out, squeeze out the air of the bottle after you finish using it. The glue will last longer. Needlepointers.com
img GLUE - SPREADING GLUE
A tips on how to spread white glue or liquid adhesive using a gift or credit card. Needlepointers.com
GLUE - SPREADING GLUE
When spreading glue out across a wood joint don’t use your fingers! This introduces dirt and oil that may weaken the joint. A better solution is to use an old paintbrush or a small section of a hacksaw blade. Scraps of wood also serve as an inexpensive spreader. Wood Zone
GLUING
If you do not have a glue brush, try an old toothbrush. WoodNet.net
Make a Hand Plane
How to make a small hand plane for precise trimming and surfacing. Popular Mechanics
MiterMaster
Take the guesswork out of compound miters with this handy calculator. Just enter the sides and slope. Woodworker's Central
NAILING
Protect your fingers while hanging something (such as a picture), by holding the nail in the tines of a comb. Real Simple
PAINT CAN - STOP SPLATTERING
Use a common nail to tap a couple of small holes into the rim of the can. These holes allow extra paint that's trapped in the rim to drip out. Wood Zone
Paint Stripping
How to remove paint or vanish from furniture. DIY Home Improvement
Picture Frame Clamp
This is a handy easy to make clamp for picture frames with mitered corners. Sawdust Making 101
SPRAY PAINTING TIP
Use a large cardboard box as a spray painting booth. Craftionary
STORAGE IDEA
A skirted tables offer unlimited storage potential. Purchase a round plywood decorator table and cover it with a ready-made tablecloth. Stack beneath it hatboxes filled with sewing notions, crafting supplies or anything else you want to keep close at hand. Country Sampler Decorating Ideas
TRACING PATTERN
To trace a pattern on dark wood use a white pencil from an art supply store or a soapstone used in metal work. The light color will stand out against the dark wood. Wood Zone
WOOD FILLERS
When using a hardening filler, fill the holes before sanding the project. Then wait overnight to allow the filler to dry, and sand the wood and filler smooth. Woodworking Tips
WOODWORK
To remove grease and oil stains from woodworking projects, spray them with automobile starting fluid which contains ether. The stains come off and the wood dries almost immediately. Refinish.com
WOODWORK FINISHING
Remove the dust from your project prior to staining. You can vacuum it or you can use a tack cloth. Proven Woodworking
WOODWORKING
To avoid slippage when driving nails, it's a god idea to occasionally scuff up your hammer's head with coarse emery cloth, a file or an abrasive wheel. WoodshopTips.com
WOODWORKING
Make your own tacky cloth by soaking a diaper or piece of cheesecloth in turpentine and wringing it out until it's still fairly damp. Brush on stripes of varnish, roll up the cloth and wring out again. Repeat this process until you achieve the degree of stickiness you desire. WoodshopTips.com
WOODWORKING
Woodworking - To fix a "little gap" on the outside of a miter joint, use the edge of a screwdriver to subtly round over the corners. The corners will close in and mask the gap. No wood putty! WoodZone.com
WOODWORKING
To preserve your paper woodworking patterns, spray them lightly with aerosol hair spray. The spray will seal the surface and keep pencil lines from smudging. Accents Woodcrafts
WOODWORKING
WOODWORKING - Use a white pencil from an art supply store or a soapstone used in metal work. The light color will stand out against the dark wood. Woodzone.com
WOODWORKING
WOODWORKING - Gluing up wood can sometimes be a messy job. Before being tempted to wipe up wet glue that has squeezed from the joint, let it dry for almost an hour and lift it from the wood using a chisel. The Winfield Collection
WOODWORKING
Is you dowel to tight? Simply place the dowels in a microwave oven for three or four minutes. This will remove moisture and make the dowels easier to insert. Gold Country Woodworks
WOODWORKING
When you have loose sleeves, baggy pants, or rags hanging out of your pocket, they can get caught by power tools, or a ladder. Al's Home Improvement Center
WOODWORKING
Always use a stop block when you crosscut short lengths with a table saw.
WOODWORKING
To avoid the dreaded rust on your expensive tools try a coat of paste wax. Village Woodsmith
WOODWORKING
Wearing the proper shop protection is an important part of safe tool operation. Goggles, Ear Protection, and Lung Protection should be used when operating tools. Wood Worker.com
WOODWORKING
When spreading glue out across a wood joint don’t use your fingers! This introduces dirt and oil that may weaken the joint. A better solution is to use an old paintbrush or a small section of a hacksaw blade. WoodZone.com
WOODWORKING
Working around power tools can be perfectly safe provided you work with care. Over-reaching or stretching to make a cut is an accident waiting to happen. Woodzone.com
WOODWORKING
Remember to sand with the grain of the wood. WOODBIN
WOODWORKING
Working around power tools can be perfectly safe provided you work with care. Over-reaching or stretching to make a cut is an accident waiting to happen. Woodzone.com
WOODWORKING
Discarded pantyhose or nylon stockings make an excellent application for urethane or polyurethane finished, particularly on contoured surfaces or turnings. Gold Country Woodworks
WOODWORKING
When gluing make sure surfaces to be glued are smooth, flat, and free of dust. WOODBIN

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