Attaching Cauls to Clamps
Emanuel Ringel of Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, has a solid fix for a wobbly problem. By cutting V-grooves in small blocks and screwing them to his bar clamp pads, he no longer has to struggle when clamping curved shapes.
Rich Flynn of Huntington Beach, California, finds it easy to forget what grit of paper is on his random-orbit sander when it’s stored between uses. Writing the grit number on the center of the face leaves all the information needed when starting his next sanding project.
Small Parts Tray
Instead of pitching an old keyboard tray, Robert Wintrow of Ridge Spring, South Carolina, installed it under his workbench. This gives him an additional surface for holding tools and project hardware. He just slides it away when it’s not needed.
Easy Zero-Clearance Table
While cutting small pieces at the band saw, Peter Sherrill of Forestville, Wisconsin, found that cutoffs often got stuck in the throat of the insert. So he cut a kerf in a piece of plastic laminate to form a zero-clearance table. Double-sided tape holds the table in place.
Tired of searching for notes jotted on scraps of paper, Bob Schultz of Saint Charlottesville, Virginia, turned some of his shop doors into big note pads. Vinyl peel-and-stick whiteboard decals found online can be cut to fit inside the door panel.