To repair split chair rungs or spindles, inject glue into the split, and then clamp it together with electrical tie-wraps ($1.30 for a bag of 20). Grip the tie-wrap with two pairs of pliers to cinch down on the workpiece. Slip a chip of wood under the wrap to increase the pressure, and simply cut off the wrap when the glue’s dry. Tie-wraps are also great for wrapping wood strips or dowels in bundles, and for ﬁxing a loose connection between the ﬂex hose and the nozzle on your shop vacuum. Thanks to reader Rodger Ahlberg for this versatile tip.