Cutting glass is fairly easy. I’done it with reasonable success over the years. The other day I got the idea to cut a couple pieces of mirror for a project. Its a little more difficult than regular glass and I eventually learned…
Looking for opinions on scrollsaw machines, in particular, your opinions on what blade mounting system you prefer (and why) for working with small blades #3 or smaller. Anybody?
A nylon stocking over the shop vac filter will make it easier to clean… just peel off the stocking and all the fine dust comes with it!
Put some sawdust in your box of finish nails. It will absorb the oil that comes on the nails, preventing it from causing smudges on the unfinished wood of your projects.
Old aluminum screening is excellent for scraping off finishes when stripping furniture.
What’s the best way to get caked sawdust out of a shop-vac filter? Drop the filter in a plastic trash bag, tie the top shut and shake the bag vigorously!
Need more light in the shop? Take the base or clamp off an old adjustable desk lamp and drill a couple of holes in your workbench to accept the post or shaft. Most are 1/2″ diameter. It can be moved around and adjusted wherever you need the extra light.
Trying to find alphabet templates for sign making? Don’t forget your computer. It’s loaded with fonts that can resized to fit your needs.
Have you ever tried WD-40 as a hand cleaner for grease, paint or stain? Works great!
Trying to put a piece of string through a small hole? Try dipping it in super glue and it will dry to a stiff point!