We’re always in need to some hacks to help us save money, time or effort (or all three!), without compromising on quality or safety, of course. So here are some seriously helpful hacks to implement when you’re working with wood and drills. Don’t have the right size drill bit? No clamp? Need to fill a hole in the wall? All these problems can be solved with these awesome tips.
Here 14 Woodworking Hacks You Need To Try.
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Take control of the precision of your work and increase your safety in the workshop
Ending a partial cut at the right place
When making a partial cut on a piece of wood using the table saw, it’s easy to go too far if you follow your final mark on the side facing up. This is all because of the blade shape.
A simple and effective way to cut a piece of wood with an irregular shape on the table saw. All you need is a spacer.
Using abrasive strips for a good grip
The use of abrasive tape is very effective as anti-slip. On supports or simply to provide a good grip between wood components, adding abrasive tape is a simple and practical solution.
How to manipulate a bandsaw blade
In this video, I show you a safe method for winding a bandsaw blade to obtain a compact, easy-to-store roll.
Applying a double face adhesive
The double-sided adhesive is very useful in the workshop. On the other hand, many have difficulty removing the protective film and correctly positioning the pieces of wood to be stuck together. In this video, I give you practical tips to make your work easier.
When cutting a piece on the table saw, wood splintering frequently happens when the sharpening of a blade is not perfect. Here’s a little trick to prevent wood splintering and to get perfect cuts every time.
Tips for gluing corners
Here’s another workshop trick to glue effectively certain types of joinery. Use wooden strips covered with plastic packaging tape. They will offer an effective support during the clamping process and will be removed easily when the glue is dry.
Trick to stabilize wooden pieces
To prevent wood pieces from moving when drilling pilot holes, use this workshop trick to stabilize the parts. It will be much more comfortable and accurate.
Practical use of stencils for your projects
Working with stencils provides many benefits. In addition to help you reproduce identical parts, they allow you to make your first adjustments on your tools and make your work easier.
Here is a simple homemade compass that will allow you to draw very easily circles and curves of all dimensions.
Controlling the drilling depth in a piece of wood
Here is a simple trick to control the depth of a hole when drilling with a hand tool. A simple contrasting color adhesive or a small block of wood will do the job.
Making a perfect miter joint square box frame
When making a perfect square box frame with miter joints, you need 4 identical pieces with a perfect 45° angle cut at each end. Here is a simple trick to achieve such a task.
Gluing pieces of wood without clamps
Here is a simple trick to glue two small pieces of wood together, using just a suction effect. It will be much easier to position the parts exactly in the right place and avoid the sliding movements caused by the use of a clamp.