Woodworking Tips You’ll Actually Use!

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If you’re like me, you love woodworking projects. However, sometimes the plans can be a little daunting – especially when they seem to require more tools and experience than you have. In this blog post, we’ll provide some woodworking tips that are actually useful! We’ll cover everything from how to choose the right wood for your project to how to avoid mistakes that can ruin your work. So whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned woodworker, these tips will help you take your woodworking skills up a notch!

Ironing Board As A Table Saw Out Feed Table

If you have an old ironing board you can remove the material down to the metal and you can place at the end of your table saw as an out feed table.  It adjusts up and down very easily but it may be a little wobbly so you may need to stabilize it.

My Custom Flip-Up Table Saw Out Feed Table

An easy way to create an out feed table for a small show is an adjustable flip-up table.  You can attach some quick release hinges onto the board and secure it to your table saw.

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Using Your Smartphone To Keep And Store Working Measurements

You can use the camera in your phone to take pictures of different measurements which gives you a quick permanent record of anything your working on. You could also use the video on your phone to record the steps when disassembling something if you need to reassemble it.

Preventing Drill Bit Tear-Out

You can drill half way through the top of your workpiece then flip over and finish the cut on the backside of your workpiece.

Using Drill Bit Dust Release Holes For Cleaner Cuts

If you drill a few pilot holes on the side it will help release some of the sawdust allowing for an easier cut.

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My Simple Table Saw Sled

You can take a piece of plywood and attached a plastic runner for the miter bar. Attach a back piece to hold your lumber in place and you will have an extremely simple table saw sled.

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