10 SECRET Woodworking Tips | GAME CHANGING Woodworking Tricks

10 SECRET Woodworking Tips | GAME CHANGING Woodworking Tricks

Want some proven tips that will up your woodworking game? Check out 10 of my favorite woodworking tricks. I use these on a consistent basis so they aren’t “good in theory” types of tips. They a proven to work well, and in many cases I don’t think I would want to work without them!

0:00 Ten Woodworking Tips
00:15 Circular Saw Blade in Table Saw
00:45 Using Contact Paper
01:40 Backwards Miter Gauge
02:22 Resaw on Table Saw
03:25 Double Glue Miter Joints
03:52 Create Your Own Templates
04:45 Build a Thin Strip Jig
05:49 Ripping Blade vs Cross Cut Blade
06:56 Toothpick to Fix Drill Holes
08:00 Adjust Table Saw Positive Stops

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  1. Anthony Audain on January 9, 2023 at 2:27 am

    Great idea 💡

  2. Rusty Guy on January 9, 2023 at 2:28 am

    The idea of flipping the miter gauge around is brilliant. Why didn’t I think of that!

  3. Lori S on January 9, 2023 at 2:30 am

    Great tips…..thanks! I would recommend caution using a thin circular saw blade in a SawStop though. I believe you need at least a 3/32" blade for the brake to be able to work properly. There is a tremendous amount of force when the brake hits the blade and a real thin blade cannot withstand that force.

  4. Banshee Indahouz on January 9, 2023 at 2:30 am

    Thanks for the awesome tips!!!!

  5. Biscuit Tree Woodworks on January 9, 2023 at 2:36 am

    Great tips! Using contact paper is one I haven’t heard before.

  6. Tom Hargreaves on January 9, 2023 at 2:37 am

    Useful stuff, thanks! (Aside: it’s interesting that you and Jodee Bickell, at Inspire Woodcraft, gave us the reversed miter gage idea on the same day.😊

  7. ons applikasies on January 9, 2023 at 2:38 am

    Cool tips. Thank you for the video.

  8. Roger Culver on January 9, 2023 at 2:38 am

    For filling screw holes I use bamboo skewers. I use them for dowels on thinner projects too.

  9. Spencer Oneill on January 9, 2023 at 2:38 am

    ρɾσɱσʂɱ 🤭

  10. FRASES PRA VIDA on January 9, 2023 at 2:39 am


  11. 4321 Woodworking on January 9, 2023 at 2:39 am

    Loved this video, learned a bunch of things I didn’t know that’s for sure. Thanks!!

  12. Nawa Vlogspot on January 9, 2023 at 2:39 am

    Come learn. Thank you for sharing this interesting video

  13. Jacob Swedberg on January 9, 2023 at 2:42 am

    Ill pee on your cherios you do that again

  14. CementRoots on January 9, 2023 at 2:43 am

    Jody poached your miter gauge trick for his channel…. that silly goose

  15. Andrew Avellino on January 9, 2023 at 2:45 am

    The Diablo 50 tooth combination blade is a thin kerf blade that also has flat teeth every few teeth, in case somebody needs a thin kerf flat tooth blade home Depot sells them for about $38. Surprisingly their 24 tooth ripping blade does not have flat teeth

  16. Ben Nawrath on January 9, 2023 at 2:47 am

    It’s funny this came up in my feed today. Just yesterday I was talking with someone in my woodworking club about scroll saw patterns. She uses contact paper on the wood and (I think) glues the pattern to that. It’s much easier to remove from delicate things, and apparently the plastic or adhesive on the paper actually lubricates the blades!

  17. Melody Wilson on January 9, 2023 at 2:51 am

    Wow! Thanks for this video! I had never heard most of those. Usually you hear the same tricks over and over. They are great, but life nice to have some new ones. I really like the toothpick, contact paper and the circ saw blade one

  18. William Ellis on January 9, 2023 at 2:51 am

    Great tips, Billy. One more idea that I would add is a rub joint when you’re gluing, It can save a lot of headaches too.

  19. Jason Deveau on January 9, 2023 at 2:52 am

    Mitre flip!!! Genius!

  20. Jim Peterson on January 9, 2023 at 2:52 am

    What Rusty Guy said!

  21. Галин Недялков on January 9, 2023 at 2:52 am

    I have heard of only two, of the ten tips, in this video… And I’ve watched like a thousand "tips and trick" videos already… Just got my subscription! Congrats, mate!

  22. Michael Lewis on January 9, 2023 at 2:52 am

    Your idea of glueing end grain twice is great , but can be even better if you dilute the first application . The thinner glue will soak even deeper into the wood fibers. Let it skin over then apply the second coat of regular thickness.

  23. Brian Hall on January 9, 2023 at 2:53 am

    A tip I use on templates, especially for the scroll saw, is to make the lines red rather than black. My old eyes have difficulty distinguishing between the line and the blade (on a scroll saw the blade and the line are often a very similar size). Now with red lines it is much easier. I hope this helps someone

  24. Guillermo Martinez y G. on January 9, 2023 at 2:54 am

    Killer tips … thanks !

  25. Seymour Wrasse on January 9, 2023 at 2:54 am

    tip number 11, always count your fingers before and after making a cut with any type of saw, that way you know to root around in the sawdust to find them

  26. Kevin Shapland. Australia on January 9, 2023 at 2:55 am

    The tip of double gluing end grain I’ve been using for over 30yrs especially thinner than TiteBond viscosity types, and its the only method I use for any joins that involve any end grain, I think most know the glue when cured is usually stronger than the wood and assume a quick lick of glue is good. Thank You for your video.👍👍

  27. Joe Pearson on January 9, 2023 at 2:58 am

    Its like this video was calling my name today. I have needed almost every one of these tips recently. Thanks.

  28. Jimmy Lee on January 9, 2023 at 2:59 am

    Great tips. I’m in the middle a Master Bath remodel and the thin strip jig would be awesome for the trim I’ll be cutting for the cabinet drawers and doors. Thanks for sharing with us.

  29. Douglas Anderson on January 9, 2023 at 3:00 am

    Is there a safety difference between using a thin strip jig, and just using a feather board? Or is it that the thin strip jig easier adjust? I am just wondering because the only times I have ever needed to cut thin strips I just setup a feather board, and then decided not to make another attempt at that until I made or purchased a zero clearance since the gap between the table saw blade was a bit too small and I had one of the strips fall into the table saw. But from the cutting the thin strips the feather board seemed to have worked.

  30. Brendan Murphy on January 9, 2023 at 3:00 am

    If you get a Laguna Resaw-king carbide bandsaw blade you’ll be really happy resawing on the bandsaw. It also gives you a really good surface finish for a bandsaw so there’s less work due there as well. Expensive but it’s Stasior forever and is much faster and quieter than regular blade. Much thinner curve as well. If you’re trying to make a bunch of veneers have a board you’ll be able to get more slices

  31. Rhys H on January 9, 2023 at 3:02 am

    Resaw on the table saw also takes prohibitively longer along with the huge increase in waste. I liked this tips video but really think the bandsaw is under utilised in most shops, they can be very accurate and safe tools.

  32. randy powell on January 9, 2023 at 3:03 am

    good information.

  33. Scott Field on January 9, 2023 at 3:06 am

    Really enjoyed this, learnt a few new tips, thanks

  34. MadMonk67 on January 9, 2023 at 3:07 am

    I learned the toothpick trick from my dad. It’s saved my butt several times on door strike plates that don’t line up after changing the door or the door hardware. 👍

  35. JJ_ Crank on January 9, 2023 at 3:11 am

    Great video and tips! 🍻

  36. Hardnox on January 9, 2023 at 3:12 am

    Good stuff. I use circular saw blades all the time for initial rough cuts when using slabs or reclaimed timbers. Much better than using and expensive blade and then having to resharpen.

  37. MC's Creations on January 9, 2023 at 3:14 am

    Fantastic tips, Newton! Thanks a bunch!!! 😃
    Stay safe there with your family! 🖖😊

  38. Curtis Aitken on January 9, 2023 at 3:15 am

    What do you think of CA glueing hinges to the material before sinking screws? Idea just came to me.

  39. Ethan Humphrey on January 9, 2023 at 3:15 am

    Thanks for this video. I particularly liked the tip about double gluing mitres. I normally solve that problem by just using a ton of glue and dealing with the squeeze out afterwards.

  40. englewood1957 on January 9, 2023 at 3:16 am

    Reversing a miter gage is not safe. Make a sled….

  41. John Livsey on January 9, 2023 at 3:16 am

    " I think it’s pretty dope", sounds like something from the ghetto trash people. I used the word dope myself about 40 yrs. ago; it meant something else then. Dope is not cool. Your thoughts sir?

  42. Till We Have Replicators on January 9, 2023 at 3:18 am

    That toothpick mistake is going to save my butt repeatedly, I know it. Thank you!

  43. Tom Danaher on January 9, 2023 at 3:20 am

    Some great tips, thanks!

  44. Bang Nguyen on January 9, 2023 at 3:21 am

    i’m looking for a thin kerf rlving knife for my dewalt dw745. can not seem to find it easily on the internet. Anyone have an idea where i can get one? Thanks

  45. Basil Reardon on January 9, 2023 at 3:22 am

    Thanks very much for your simple insight, great simple solutions for those fine cuts 👍

  46. Linde Woodworking on January 9, 2023 at 3:23 am

    Fantastic, Billy! Thank you

  47. Fullers WoodShop on January 9, 2023 at 3:24 am

    Great video 👊🏼 Never thought about using a circular saw blade in the tablesaw 👍🏼