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  • Re-Usable Tack Cloth

    by The Administrator     Wednesday, March 18, 2009
    Microfiber cloth picks up tiny dust particles as well as, if not better than, a tack cloth. Unlike a tack cloth, micro fiber cloths are washable and reusable. Rockler sells Norton's microfiber finishing cloth for $5-7, but any microfiber cloth will...
  • Simple Dowel Drilling

    by The Administrator     Wednesday, March 18, 2009
    I needed a way to hold dowels steady so that I could drill pilot holes in them. After a little head scratching, I cut a V-notch in a small piece of 2x4. I clamped a second piece of 2x4 against the dowel as a brace. --Larry Peters
  • Swingin' Storage

    by The Administrator     Wednesday, March 18, 2009
    I like to store hardware in its original package on a Peg-Board wall in my shop. I've devised some swinging panels for the wall that give me a lot more usable space. To make the panels, you'll need 1/8" Peg-Board, a 3/4" dia. dowel rod...
  • Marking Dark Wood

    by The Administrator     Wednesday, March 18, 2009
    I often use dark, exotic wood for turning pens. It's difficult to see center marks on these species, so I pain the ends of my pen blanks with liquid paper. After it dries in a few seconds, I can easily mark the center with a pencil. --John Woods