5 Quick Woodworking Tips You Won't Believe You're Not Doing Already

5 Quick Woodworking Tips You Won't Believe You're Not Doing Already

Today is another new batch of woodworking tips and tricks for the workshop and even some links to some great Black Friday deals galore, in this episode I am starting off with Adventure Tape, something new I tried out after seeing it at another woodshop, a great way of clamping small wood projects together where standard clamps just don’t work, next it trimming dowels and there many reasons to use dowels but I like to trim mine flush using a nice sharp chisel so I can see what I am doing, wood planes work fine but you can’t see what they are trimming after you have cut them down to near flush with a Japanese Pull Saw, then it’s back to the drill press for cutting a couple of holes including a locking screw or bolt hole and how you can easily align the 2 holes with a drill press fence that I covered off last week in the drill press video.
Lots of cool do it yourself ideas and even some great buys for anyone looking for gift ideas of even adding woodworking tools to their own shop.

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  1. MC's Creations on November 29, 2022 at 5:14 am

    Awesome tips, Colin! Thanks! πŸ˜ƒ
    Stay safe there with your family! πŸ––πŸ˜Š

  2. DirePanda on November 29, 2022 at 5:15 am

    Hate to be pedantic, but Czechoslovakia hasn’t existed in over 75 years. Narex are made in the Czech Republic.

  3. Rick Whitmer on November 29, 2022 at 5:16 am

    That tape looks useful, but you can do similar things with an old bike tube. Cut it to any width and length you need.

  4. Jon Rysdon on November 29, 2022 at 5:17 am

    Have you ever read instructions on how to properly tighten the drill bit? They state that tightening down on all three of the key locks will properly tighten and keep a drill bit in place. Almost no one does this and then they wonder why the drill bit may come loose.

  5. Hans de Groot on November 29, 2022 at 5:18 am

    Great tips. Thanks for sharing. But I can’t find the link to the to itself sticking tape. 😞

  6. Charlie Hepburn on November 29, 2022 at 5:19 am

    That tape is called self amalgamating tape. Has many uses.

  7. Steve Crane on November 29, 2022 at 5:20 am

    For the flush cut trick, not every workshop will have veneer on hand, but everyone will have sandpaper. Using it backing side up should work perfectly.

  8. Sislertx on November 29, 2022 at 5:23 am

    Im pushing 80 and sometimes i.wish i.was younger because of these types of.videos

    But.then i look at.the young CULTURE…they are so so lost.

  9. O T on November 29, 2022 at 5:24 am

    Jill, John, Micheal and Suzy went to a store one day…..

  10. SΚŸα΄Κ™α΄α΄…Ι΄Ιͺ ᴍᴀsᴏɴ on November 29, 2022 at 5:24 am

    Czechoslovakia fell apart some 40 years ago lol, I can’t remember the last time I heard someone mentioned it

  11. ALI RAZA (Ali jee) on November 29, 2022 at 5:24 am

    i m a pakistani but i love yours detailed videos

  12. Joseph S on November 29, 2022 at 5:24 am

    hey Colin, is screwdriver steel actually hard enough for an awl you find? now I’m thinking about hacking a broken screwdriver into a Birdcage awl

  13. CJ Benoit on November 29, 2022 at 5:29 am

    Always use brad point bits for wood twist drills for metal

  14. oldschooldiy on November 29, 2022 at 5:29 am

    Sad, sad situation….why use the fence if you are not going to use it correctly?

  15. Jim Fulmer on November 29, 2022 at 5:30 am

    We used very similar tape when I was in the Air Force back in the 1970’s. It was orange, usually with a different color stripe in it. I still have some, and it works perfectly.

  16. Paul Mc Cann on November 29, 2022 at 5:30 am

    Thats self amalgamating tap

  17. Clayton Yates on November 29, 2022 at 5:31 am

    That tape has been used in auto industry for a while. Great for emergency repairs for hoses and even gas lines for temporary fix

  18. Anthony Audain on November 29, 2022 at 5:35 am

    All your videos are interesting to watch it doesn’t matter whatever you share I benefit from it just to let you know

  19. April Degele on November 29, 2022 at 5:37 am

    Tip 1: Question: If the adventure tape sticks to itself, then why does it need to be wrapped on the ends? Logic says that if the sticking power isn’t enough to hold itself together under tension, then it’s not tape and simply a self-sticking rubber length (because rubber sticks to itself anyway until it’s coated).
    Tip 2. Veneer is expensive. What I us?. Painter’s tape. Cheaper, readily available, and adjustable to curved surfaces unlike veneer. Also, chiseling that dowel flat is a wasted step since you’ll likely have to sand the whole thing anyway. Just sand it flat.
    Tip 3. Why have two different kinds of tape in your shop when you can use painter’s tape for just about everything from clamping, to preventing tear-out, to holding multiple pieces together to cut them at the same size, to masking off finish when you have to pre-finish before gluing, for marking … one tip … Painter’s tape. Yes, masking tape will work, but when it’s on too long it leaves glue and bits behind that have to be sanded off. Painter’s tape doesn’t. At least, not in my experience.
    Tip 4. Turning a snapped screwdriver into an awl is a brilliant idea! Yeah, you can get them very, very cheap at garage sales or someplace like ReStore, which are stores set up by Habitat for Humanity. Or better yet, we all have a driver that’s been stripped beyond being useful. Now, it can be useful with a little grinding. Brad point bits are awesome.
    Tip 5. Again, brilliant. I’d never have thought of that. Or I would have eventually after many, many mistakes. Great tip.

    I love your tips segments. I know it seems like I’m questioning a lot of things, but they’re things to think about before spending a lot of money on something that’s not going to work like you expect, or when there’s a cheaper/easier option available.

    Glad you’re here posting!

  20. Nikkity on November 29, 2022 at 5:41 am

    "Czechoslovakian made" Czechoslovakia doesn’t exist anymore, it split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia :p

  21. Henry Parrott on November 29, 2022 at 5:43 am

    Good job πŸ‘ Thanks

  22. Lewis Way on November 29, 2022 at 5:43 am

    That Silicone wrap is very similar to stuff we used in the Navy to wrap electrical harness, and wire braided cable. It came in black or red for high temp areas.

  23. Andrew Bieger on November 29, 2022 at 5:43 am

    Great stuff, Colin. I would add that in a pinch, use a drywall screw for a center punch/ awl (wood drilling). The points are very sharp and the steel fairly stout. I have even used them for marking holes in aluminum.

  24. dave buchanan on November 29, 2022 at 5:44 am

    what was that link to those chisels? thanks

  25. Bradley Tuckwell on November 29, 2022 at 5:44 am

    Great tips thanks for sharing

  26. drsteele on November 29, 2022 at 5:44 am

    Great pipe drilling tip. That would never have occurred 2 me.

  27. πŸ­πŸ΄π—¦π—˜π—«.𝗫𝗬𝗭 on November 29, 2022 at 5:46 am

    πŸ‘† – FREE GIRLS IN YOU CITY 😘😍fπŸ”₯

  28. Ken Coulter on November 29, 2022 at 5:46 am

    Silicone wrap is the same as Adventure Tape, you can find it in the electrical section of any big box store, probably a smaller hardware store too.

  29. Natarajan Sugumar on November 29, 2022 at 5:47 am


  30. Farrier on November 29, 2022 at 5:49 am

    Tape to mark centres, to prevent marking the wood?
    Why would you bother about making marks on waste wood, that will be removed with the drill?
    Sorry about the crit’s but I have one other. When flushing up proud dowels, I was taught to not to use the chisel like a hammer but more like a knife. Lay the chisel flat on the surface, slide the edge up to the dowel and move it slightly from side to side. It makes a cleaner cut without bruising the end grain.

  31. Red Burrito Madness on November 29, 2022 at 5:50 am

    Question: Why don’t folks typically glue the entire end of a board when doing dowel joints? I’ve seen quite a few videos of dowel use and normally only see them glue the dowel holes/dowel. Or am I just seeing a small percentage of folks who only do that?

  32. DB on November 29, 2022 at 5:52 am

    I thought you were laying a sheet of sand paper face down instead of veneer. I guess there’s lots of things you could use

  33. Kamil Rezac on November 29, 2022 at 5:53 am

    Hi Colin, just small OT geo-political note, hope you don’t mind.
    Your Narex chisels are probably still Made in Czechoslovakia but we’ve been split almost 20 years ago (political decision) πŸ˜‰
    But it’s true that Czechoslovakia is still the "known brand" in US/Canada, esp. because of the ice hockey. While with Czechia and Slovakia, lots of people in US just "know" it’s where the wars were (Chechnya and Slovenia).
    End of OT
    Thanks for your videos and have a nice weekend.

  34. Scott Neuman on November 29, 2022 at 5:57 am

    Also known as "rescue tape" — available in a lot of hardware stores for about $10/roll. Never thought of using it for this purpose!

  35. Gurshaan Basra on November 29, 2022 at 5:57 am

    4:40 there not good chisels if you jab at them that means there dull or your just not useing them right ur suppose to use them like a saw kind of like a sliceing action not jabbing

  36. Larry Nelson on November 29, 2022 at 5:57 am

    Great video. I have a wood watch like yours. I really like it. I use the tape trick all the time. πŸ‘β€..

  37. oxcart19 on November 29, 2022 at 6:01 am

    These tips are all "easy," but it sure is helpful to have you demonstrate how to use the tip!

  38. Sapele Steve on November 29, 2022 at 6:03 am

    As usual, great tips & tricks Colin! Happy Holidays to you & your family! πŸ‘πŸ‘

  39. jim patnode on November 29, 2022 at 6:04 am

    Czech Republic, there is no Czechoslavkia

  40. Plague on November 29, 2022 at 6:06 am

    What is a good chisel? As you clearly demonstrated, a sharp one!

  41. JΓΈrgen Assens on November 29, 2022 at 6:07 am

    Bicycle tube could do the same as jour tape

  42. Bill J on November 29, 2022 at 6:08 am

    An old deck of cards has a lot of uses in the shop as adjustable shims. But for a spacer to cut against you can always use a piece of postcard-like material that you get in the mail as junk mail, or another thing I do is save old packaging when I buy a product that comes with cardboard on the back and clear plastic on the front. I cut out the flat part of the plastic and save it in my toolbox for future use.
    I really like using the tape to mark on things. When hanging pictures I use the wide blue tape and put pieces on the wall to mark on. Then I drive nails or picture hangers through the tape and then peel the tape off.
    A sharpened screwdriver? Lots of us have broken screwdrivers but even easier you can sharpen a big nail, or random piece of steel rod. Throw it in a corner of your toolbox so you know where it is when you need it. If you do metal work it is better to buy a proper hardened steel centerpunch so you can use it on metal, it will work real well on wood. For many years I’ve used normal metal working drill bits but recently I splurged on a good set of brad point bits because they work so much better for woodworking.

  43. Roger Culver on November 29, 2022 at 6:10 am

    I bought a few of the Dollar Tree screwdriver sets. When they break on me I turn them into awls.

  44. jack002tuber on November 29, 2022 at 6:11 am

    For soft wood like pine if you want a threaded hole, I just drill undersized and force the screw in there, it makes it’s own threads no problem

  45. Harvey Boulanger on November 29, 2022 at 6:13 am

    I have not seen the pull saw card trick. I will use it.