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.
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.