No-Clean Varnish Brushes
If you do a lot of polyurethane finish work, here’s how to avoid cleaning your brush after every application.
Paper Cups for the Workbench
Mix epoxy, measure liquids for finishes, hold glue, keep track of parts from disassemblies and hold paint for touchup jobs.
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Floor Lamp for the Shop
This lightweight, height-adjustable pole lamp will instantly illuminate every tool or project in your shop.
Oil Bottle Hardware Tote
Here’s a fun little project to keep your screws, nails, nuts and electrical whatsits handy and neatly organized.
Sandwich Sheet Metal Sawing
Ever gouged up your hand while plowing through sheet metal with a pair of snips? Next time, try this plywood sandwich sheet metal sawing trick.
Flashing Shield for Sanding
Your vibrating or random orbital sander can dig some nasty scratches or dents with the sander body and the sandpaper on adjoining surfaces.
Wrap each wrench with a couple of layers of bright-colored tape, then write its dimensions on the tape with a permanent marker.
Here’s a great way to scribe lines when you’re fitting countertops, cabinets and built-in furniture against irregular walls. Tape a pencil to a…
A vinyl tablecloth—any size—comes in handy for all kinds of woodworking jobs. Put it under boards you’re gluing together.
To keep your hardware neat and accessible, thread nuts, washers, sockets and other items on short pieces of 12- or 14- gauge electrical wire
Snip ‘N’ Grip Wire Cutters
Prevent wire cut offs from flying around the shop with this creative tip with wire cutters and silicone. Save some time as well.