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Quick Tips Vol. 31

By: Erich Lage
Here are some Clever Tips sent to us from Clever People

Router Lift Crank.

6 15 1 Don Filson of Lima, OH uses the ShopNotes No. 121 router lift in his router table. But instead of robbing a socket wrench from his socket set, he found that an old brace with a driver bit was the perfect thing to adjust the height. The best part is that it’s much faster than a ratchet.

Keeping Thin Plywood Flat.

6 15 3 Kathy McNulty of Parma, ID found that when she stored thin sheet goods, they had a tendency to sag over time. To solve this twisty problem, Kathy uses a handful of spring clamps to clamp the thin plywood to a thicker sheet. It keeps them flat while in storage.

Blade Tension Reminder.

6 15 5 William Collett of Bettendorf, IA attaches a block and string to his band saw blade tension arm. When he releases the tension, he puts the block on the table. This way, the next time he goes to use it, he is reminded to re-tension the blade.

Using Your Noodle.

6 15 7 Larry Renalds of Ankeny, IA found that when he was moving heavy sheets of plywood around in his shop, he tended to damage the bottom edge. Annoyed by this problem, Larry found that a pool noodle slit along the length was the perfect edge protector. 6 15 9

Published: June 15, 2023
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