Multi-Skilled Skewers

Pick up a pack of wood skewers ($2 at a grocery store) for barbecuing and keep them handy in your shop.

The Family Handyman

Resourceful reader Sarah Schmidt pinned down this great idea! Pick up a pack of wood skewers ($2 at a grocery store) for barbecuing and keep them handy in your shop.

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Here are great uses for them:

■ Puncture that pesky seal in caulk tubes.

■ Apply glue in dowel holes or biscuit slots.

■ Scrape gunk out of crevices on furniture you’re refinishing.

■ Plug stripped-out screw holes on antique furniture so the screws will grip tightly.