Far-Reaching Stop Block
Staple a 1/8-in. threaded rod to a fence board attached to your table saw’s miter gauge. Use electrical staples (the kind you pound in with a hammer). Slide a stop block on the rod between pairs of washers and wing nuts, and use it to cut a number of boards to the same length. The stop block stays put board after board. Check out the stop block in action to help save time.
An oral syringe ($2 at pharmacies) works great for precisely injecting putty into nail holes or other dents and cracks, according to reader Jim Tennessen. You won’t have to sand away putty smeared around the hole.
Oral syringes are also perfect for injecting wood glue into narrow crevices for furniture repairs. Hot water cleans the syringe in a ﬂash.
Cut strips of router or carpet pad and stick them on the bottom of workbench legs with double-faced tape. Now your workbench won’t slide around when you’re bearing down on project parts.