Subscriber Submitted Woodworking Tips & Tricks Episode 20
Subscriber Submitted Woodworking Tips & Tricks Episode 20
Lots of cool tips this week, like how to make a concentrate of shellac for finishing, a great way of using clothes pegs in woodworking, how to find a glue spreader at the dollar store, and speaking of gluing, how to glue curved edges and veneers using sand balloons and I can’t forget the bandsaw push stick jig … lots of neat ideas this episode.
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Love the videos but it seems they are all tips now
For sandpaper, I use a three section plastic folder holder mounted on a wall, one section each for course medium and fine paper. In each section are multiple folders, each labeled for the grit in that folder. Easy to find paper, and doesn’t take up much space.
Use a filing cabinet to organize and paper
You recently showed using a ratchet strap for holding a square frame together while gluing-I recently had to glue an octagonal frame together and used the ratchet strap idea to hold it together
for gluing and it worked perfectly-no clamps-you should do a follow up on your Tips and Tricks!1
I believe that would be called a "push stick" wouldn’t it?
I wish you would have explained a little more about how to dilute the shellac concentrate…
I like to use chip clips for my sandpaper. A little more stable than clothespins.
Sandpaper stashed in tabbed plastic cover sheets labeled at the tabs by grit.
Screw the clothes pins to the wall then mark on them with the grit of the sand paper. My husband cut small paper plates in half screwed these to.the wall and marked the grit for his random orbit discs
Another well done informative video. I’ve tossed more than one expensive brush. Using the comb/brush method on the brush would have saved at least one.
Colin, I’m using a letter organizer. Multi pocket, accordion style. Arrange by grits and keeping cut offs at the front of each pocket. This has saved me a ton of time. Definitely will keep my used pile out still. But this frees up an entire shelf and keeps them all pristine.
On glue bottles, I store them upside down that way the hardening happens at bottom not the top. This is when the glue sits for a long time.
Great video! Thanks Colin! The sand paper one really stuck out to me and I have a solution that I think you may like better than clothes pegs. The dollar store has file folders for paperwork. I think the intention is for them to organize bills but I put sandpaper in them. I have a 10 section one the front five sections are pieces (one grit per section) and the back 5 are full sheets.
I will try the clothespin idea for my stack of RSO sand paper to also separate by grit
I recently got one of those digital angle finders for my table saw. I’ve found that it works pretty good for verifying the accuracy of my squares as well
WAYYYYY too many ads. Really it’s becoming "not worth the effort’ to watch these vids.
The Idea with the sandpaper and clothe pins is you can write the grit on it or color the pin with a color for each grit.
For the sandpaper, you have different slots for new paper. Why not put the old on top of the new. Then when u need 80 grit u go to 80 and get either a new or the old one.
I use one of the expanding folders 📂 The ones that look kinda like an accordion 🪗. Different pocket for different grit The old one goes right in front of the new sheets. Then when I need paper I go right tot he grit I need and either grab a new or the old one. The folders don’t hold a ton but I’ll just buy a new pack and put some in the folder and hang the rest on my pegboard.
Great Tips from your viewers again!
Fantastic tips, Colin! Thanks a lot! 😊
About brushes, if they have a good wooden handle and it’s no longer useful, cut it and use the handle for a rasp or file, for example. 😊
Anyway, stay safe there with your family! 🖖😊
For the clothespin to hold the scrape sandpaper you can use one for each grit and use a sharpie to mark the grit number on the clothespin to keep them separated. You could go a step further and drill a hole in the clothespin and hang each one on a small nail on the wall to keep them organized.
with the sandpaper .. store it with the grit down so when flipping through while on the clip you can read the grit
Nice tips for sure =)
As for your sand I would put it in a tub or a bucket for easy storage and to be able to scoop from easier. Lowes in my area sell 5g square buckets so makes for easy stacking and storage.
Thank you sir!
Years ago I bought a Wooster Paint Comb. It combines metal "tines" for help breaking up dried paint, and a brass (?) bristle side to do very fine brushing. Works well for me!
A quick price check found good prices, starting around $6.
I Noticed Using Cherry bomb
Hand cleaner To Clean Foam Rubber Brushes
Just curious why you buy your glue in gallon jugs at a time, I have not seen a build video from you in a very long time.
If you want your shellac to dissolve faster, grab an old electric coffee grinder and run the flakes thru it until they are practically powder. It dissolves much faster. I don’t used denatured alcohol to mix shellac. I use grain alcohol from the local liquor store.
For sandpaper, I got one of these accordion file folders. With the large number of pockets, I have it sorted with a spot for each grit of discs for the random orbit and for full/cut sheets of different grits. Works well and easy access.
Colin l have asked before but obviously you dont want to know. I’ve asked on numerous occasions if you would have hints and tips when we all don’t have specialist tools
t to k.
Instead of clothes pins, try binder clips and hang on hooks.
Great tips again. Thanks for sharing.
depends what I’m painting but my own history has shown me over 1/2 the time I just go buy a new brush.
Very Safe and Handy BANDSAW USE, THANKS
I’m going to try the peg method to keep my different sandpaper grits together. I’ll use different coloured pegs to differentiate between grits. It might get me in trouble with ‘er indoors, but I can at least clear space by getting rid of Easter egg boxes, that I currently use for my sandpaper grits.
Rat and mice traps make good clampsj
Sandbags: I had a hope I could use a similar method using heavy sand bags used in dam fortification during floods to make molded seats of plywood for a chair. That said, the plywood was 4 mm in 3 layers and ofc I soon found out I needed "heavier" tools: 7 big hardwood cauls and the beefiest clamps I have.
Silicone brushes: if there are no Dollar Store around, like for us in Europe we have Euro Stores (haha) or better – IKEA. I use mine every day ….
Comb: I do the same on my dry scalp with same result – painters dandruff …. haha.
On the clothes pins for the sandpaper you could always write the grade of sandpaper on the clothes pin which would make it rather easy to find
Collin, where did you get the little sand block with the handle on it?
Wow, youtube really messed up the cc this week, so much gibberish 🙁
i lkie the bandsaw jig thanks for posting.
Completely unrelated question – I’m asking many youtubers – (and I want viewer input too!) what depth drawers do you find most useful in your shop? I’m building a base for my tool chests and am trying to decide between more 2 and 3 inch drawers or a 5 or 6 inch drawer in the mix. I have 26 inches to divide into drawers into. (24 inches wide)
How about clipping your pieces of sandpaper together with binder (bulldog UK) clips. Then you can label each clip with the grit number and they can also be hung up on a pegboard or somewhere else convenient.
We all know you’re using mustard to glue your projects, you can’t fool us! 😂
I’ve found the best of both worlds years ago.
I use a metal dog comb, from the dollar store, to clean paint brushes.
It’s teeth are sturdy enough to last, far enough apart to not fight getting it through the bristles, and fine enough to get the little bits out.
I’ve been using the same one for probably 10 years now.
They make combs specifically for brushes
Hello I just found you and watched the episodes about the table saw. (I just bought one for my own useon my dollshouse building) I like the way you pronounce your Dutch name. I am from the Netherlands so it is a bit funny too. Thanks for al your wonderfull instruction video’s i’ma sunscriber from today!
As a painter, I have cleaned thousands of brushes. One of the best ways to clean a brush (and handy to have in your pocket) is a stainless steel plumber’s wire brush. Cleans any brush and can always break up the paint. Much finer than a comb, and stronger longer lasting. At the paint store, they sell specialized wire brushes just for cleaning brushes. Try one, they work really good.
Thanks for the mustard bottle and silicone brush tips. I use large spring clips for many things, including sandpaper quarters and random pieces. The spring clips come in many sizes and are handy in many ways. For me, if my paint brushes were that full of dried paint, I’d have to sit myself in the corner for an hour to think over how it got that way – and not do it again. We all make mistakes and, as I age, quite frequently, I forget to rinse out and wash my paint brushes. Using a metal-toothed comb designed for paintbrushes works great when cleaning up after a paint job. Blessings to you and all your followers. I appreciate your channel.
Have you tried an expanding file folder for sandpaper?