Quick Workshop Hacks Part 6: Woodworking Tips and Tricks

Quick Workshop Hacks Part 6: Woodworking Tips and Tricks

This issue video DIY workshop tips include a solution for dealing with sticky lids on wood finishing containers, making a woodworking jig for matching cabinet door handle placement, no-handed nailing with magnets and using nails for improvised drill bits and how to make a quick and effective wood rasp.

Workshop Hacks: Part 5: https://youtu.be/h3jhXoOtfic
Workshop Hacks: Part 4: https://youtu.be/18HpiB-cSS0
Workshop Hacks: Part 3: https://youtu.be/Qyd4hupCA4E
Workshop Hacks Part 2: https://youtu.be/qRjg6A_3hIk
WORKSHOP Hacks Part 1: https://youtu.be/Mrp75vxVXQ4

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  1. Terry Evans on June 19, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    You are a gem among wood workers in my opinion. Some of the hacks you come up with are truly amazing. Please keep them coming.

  2. D twist Rewind on June 19, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    Hi Colin to go with the sharpening of old snips and scissors by cutting sand paper, you can sharpen a dull handsaw by cutting areated blocks too I’ve been doing it for years.

  3. Max Mayhem on June 19, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    The magnet on the hammer is brilliant! I wish I would have known when putting up our livestock wire onto our wood fence, the fence staples were real hard to hold and get started, this would have save a ton of time and frustration.

  4. rmcdaniel423 on June 19, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    Pause at 0:17
    A new tip that I figured out and will be doing from now on —- I don’t have stupid children in my workshop, trying to drink solvents and finishes. For cans like that walnut oil shown, or lacquer thinner, or whatever comes with those dumb plastic safety covers on the caps, I used a pair of side cutters to snip the plastic off of the normal simple easy-to-use metal cap that is gloriously hidden underneath. FREE YOURSELVES, my friends. As long as you don’t have idiots in your workshop, grubbing through your stuff and trying to poison themselves, then get creative and start cutting the "safety features" off your stuff. Make your life so much easier, like it was in decades past. I’ve cut safety tabs off of gas canisters. I’ve cut safety tabs off of those long wand lighters. OSHA can kiss my pasty Irish-American rump. I’ve got work to do.

  5. david galeski on June 19, 2022 at 9:15 pm


  6. kenkre1212 on June 19, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Like the double sided tape w/sandpaper idea. Had the thought while watching it would work well with paint stirs and even have a little handle. Also with the magnet hammer idea placing a nail precisely might work with a ball peen hammer. Then it could be put right down on a specific spot and tape it with another hammer or mallet on the other end of the head of the ball peen. Wow that was a mouthful. Thanks for all your ideas.

  7. nick morrissey on June 19, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    I still cant figure out if this guy is a joke or not

  8. Bill1717 on June 19, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    Great tips, Thanks

  9. Seren Bach Design Co on June 19, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    Sandpaper file ! Brilliant !

  10. Marion Hawkinson on June 19, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    For my glue bottle I use a ketchup or mustard bottle, the ones that sit on the lid upside down. They work great and the glue is right there and you don’t have to wait for it to drain down.

  11. 33 Nik on June 19, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    Man, you’re genius.

  12. Jim Greenhouse on June 19, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    Ty again Colin

  13. PC GAMES on June 19, 2022 at 9:22 pm


  14. Barry Kery on June 19, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    I use a paint stirring stick, wrap sand paper round it and use two thumb tacks to attach the sandpaper.
    I like the block you made for drilling holes for knobs on doors. Neat idea.


  15. Bram the Wadesmill woodturner on June 19, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Love the nail/drill hack ! excellent tips and tricks Colin
    This channel is a mine of info ! Cheers, Bram

  16. 9700am on June 19, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    Nice video Colin, the magnet trick is a definite finger saver. πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

  17. coty warwick on June 19, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    I use needle nose plyers to hold small nails works great

  18. Fernando Prisco on June 19, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    Exelent video

  19. King Kong King on June 19, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    Ur laugh Soo irritating

  20. Hue Janus on June 19, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    I use needle nose pliers to start small nails, easier to get the correct angle. But these tips are gold. Thanks.

  21. Leane Garden on June 19, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    Thanks once again Colin. You are such a wealth source of information. Like an endless spring of knowledge for us woodworkers of various stages of learning this fun field. Keep up the good work!

  22. Doug Butler on June 19, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    Teflon tape, nice

  23. Alan Mullock on June 19, 2022 at 9:32 pm


  24. Doug Butler on June 19, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    Called Emory cloth sand paper

  25. Susan u Groves on June 19, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    Thanks for the tips

  26. 999safe 999safe on June 19, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    Great tips, Thanks

  27. roy hoco on June 19, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    teflon tape tip – wrap the male fitting on air tools with teflon tape to stop air leaks, also wrap the male fitting when connecting two air hoses to stop air leaks.

    tip – strong magnets can be found in the hard drive of old unused computers. takes a little work to remove the magnets but worth the effort, I use these magnets on the drill press to hold the chuck key when not in use. the magnets have many uses around my shop.

    tip – use the finishing nail in the drill trick to make starter holes for those small nails you can’t hold with your fingers.

    tip – if the jar you are storing small amounts paint or stain in is tall enough to hold your brush, leave the brush in the jar with the paint or stain and the brush will stay soft and usable. I use the one inch chip brushes and they fit right in my jars.

    I took a narrow leather belt my wife was going to toss and cut it down to length to make a bracelet on my wrist then glued a magnet to the leather and made a magnetic bracelet to hold small nails and screws when working on projects.

  28. TribalGlobe on June 19, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    Aren’t magnets potentially explosive when cut or banged hard enough?

  29. Babyjohn on June 19, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    Super awesome tips! I’m excited to try the magnet and hammer, as well as the drill bit replacement with the finishing nail!πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘

  30. James Lin on June 19, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    The magnet trick sounds nice in theory, but in practice it would require more skill if you want to accurately place nails.

  31. mattikaki on June 19, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    Wowwowwow! This was the first video ever I found every one trick worth of gold. And my father was a carpenter whom I watched thousands of hours when he did his work, and these hints were new to me. Thank you very much.

  32. Simon says on June 19, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    I enjoy your videos. As usual, all good tips. Thanks!

  33. Harry Powers on June 19, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    Thanks Colin, I’ve learned quite a lot from you…πŸ‘

  34. JoeC on June 19, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    Fantastic idea – your instant sand rasp! Thank you!

  35. Andy Pitz on June 19, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    More than teeny weeny tips. Great as always, thanks Colin

  36. Doug Butler on June 19, 2022 at 9:43 pm

    Magnet will shatter

  37. Dale Moskalyk on June 19, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    Teflon tape just became a staple for my model paints. Thanks Colin.

  38. lindsaybbarrett on June 19, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    Great hacks. Thank you.

  39. Kris s on June 19, 2022 at 9:49 pm

    Do you know any tricks for silicone or glue to not dry out?

  40. david galeski on June 19, 2022 at 9:51 pm


  41. Roy Dorward on June 19, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    Teflon tape Great idea !works so well!

  42. Catfish Cave on June 19, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    The sandpaper on a stick I was familiar with… but the other ones made my head explode! Brilliant.

  43. Murray Schultz on June 19, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    I’m gonna have to rewatch all of these when I start setting up my shop. I’ve peaked too early.

  44. Jim K on June 19, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    I learned the nail as a drill bit from a carpenter I used to work with. Sometimes when drilling a pilot hole for a screw, the nail is a little too small to keep the wood from splitting. Flatten the sides of the nail at the tip, and it makes a small paddle bit that is a little bigger than the nail. Enjoy your tips!

  45. Mark Burton on June 19, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    Keep them coming….!

  46. Austin C. on June 19, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    The scrap wood template is a great idea! Looks more reliable than the cheap plastics ones I’ve been using.. I’ll definitely be trying this out, thanks for sharing!

  47. Horacio Castillo on June 19, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    anaother graaeett video!!! thanks for sharing

  48. Roy Bartels on June 19, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    Some great Ideas as usual. Really appreciate your incites and instruction

  49. Larry B on June 19, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    The cabinet knob jig trick will ONLY work if the hole is truly perpendicular to the piece of wood face!

  50. d.k. on June 19, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    that is a 100% myth……..the scissors etc actually get blunter: if you cut sandpaper……take it from me! go ask any pro tool sharpener person! otherwise…love your vids!

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