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Quick Tips Volume 33

By: Erich Lage & Logan Wittmer
Here Are Some Tips That Make Life Easier In Your Shop.

Prevent Splitting.

9 14 a 01 Henry Scotts of San Antonio, TX uses a lot of threaded inserts in the edges of plywood. 9 14 a 03 To avoid splitting the workpiece, Henry waxes the insert and also uses a clamp across the edge of the workpiece. This way, he can install the inserts with no problems.

Sizing Peg Hooks.

9 14 b a 01 Ryan Maurer of Marion, MA found that when changing pegboard sizes, his old pegboard hooks were a loose fit in the new pegboard. To solve the problem, he uses plastic dip on the hooks. 9 14 b a 03 This increases the size and makes them fit in the new pegboard much better.

Shooting Plane Grip.

9 14 c a 01 Charles Mak of Calgary, Alberta often uses his jack plane as a shooting plane. When doing a lot of shooting, he decided he needed an easier way to hold onto the plane. For a quick, temporary shooting plane handle, Charles attached a C-clamp on the side.

Pencil Pockets.

9 14 d a 01 Terry Brecht from Marengo, IA had a problem keeping track of pencils in his shop. To solve this common, and aggravating problem, Terry used a pocket hole jig to drill holes in several wood blocks. That way, he can station the blocks around his shop and always have a pencil handy.

Published: Sept. 14, 2023
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