Unbelievable Woodworking Tricks You Can't Miss – EP 38

Unbelievable Woodworking Tricks You Can't Miss – EP 38

There is often an overlap where woodworking tips require some sort of a jig, even if the jig is a small item and easy to make, it’s still a jig, like a chisel and plane sharpening jig I made a few years ago, during another video I couldn’t find that video so I simply made another one with a slightly better design, instead of using a dowel, took a suitable square length of wood and ran one edge, front and back through my wood router with a 1/2″ round-over bit installed, which gave me a length of wood round on one edge and square on the other that became the new base of another sharpening jig which is the same one used in the glue scraping clip in this video; I guess that would qualify the crafting sticks that I used as shims and for mixing 2 part epoxy glue, to also be a jig? : and if you need to “read the grain” of wood, sometimes damping the edge grain with water can make the grain more defined; one of the best bandsaw push sticks I have ever used is a simple scrap of plywood, with an attached handle and cut-away on one edge of the plywood for a quick, safe way of pushing wood through your bandsaw. So, this video is packed full of woodworking tips you’ll actually use!

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  1. Joseph Potterf on July 12, 2023 at 2:18 pm


  2. Sheryl S on July 12, 2023 at 2:19 pm

    I especially liked the end grain and bandsaw pushstick tips. Thanks!

  3. Ali Ettienne on July 12, 2023 at 2:19 pm

    That push block is a genius creation of a needed device. And the glue scraper that’s made with a chisel is a smart device too.

  4. Alan Mullock on July 12, 2023 at 2:24 pm

    Good tips Colin!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜Ž

  5. MC's Creations on July 12, 2023 at 2:26 pm

    Thanks a bunch for all the tips, Colin! 😊
    Stay safe there with your family! πŸ––πŸ˜Š

  6. Mark Macauley on July 12, 2023 at 2:27 pm

    Well, bless your heart, Colin. Thank you for the great tips and tricks.

  7. Kevin Hedge on July 12, 2023 at 2:27 pm

    Were can I buy a watch the same as you wear Sire?

  8. Ros C on July 12, 2023 at 2:31 pm

    For the glue on the clamp issue, I wonder if putting waxed paper or plastic wrap on the clamp just under where the wood would be could help prevent glue on the bar. I don’t know; this just occurred to me while watching that tip.

    Thanks, Colin, great vid, as usual!

  9. HeirloomGameCalls on July 12, 2023 at 2:32 pm

    Love the tips and tricks Colin. How about some tips for detail sanding?? I mean really fine details like in carvings or even CNC projects.

  10. Ewen on July 12, 2023 at 2:33 pm

    Hi Regarding the application of water to the wood to see the grain. My mother was trained as a French Polisher in Scott Lithgow shipyard on the Clyde and she was an expert at identifying wood types. Before she polished anything she ran a wet rag over the wood to bring out the colours.
    When she polished an old Captains desk I picked up she highlighted the salmon colours in the sanded back legs. The colours were brought to light and she polished it accordingly. She didn’t use brushes to apply the shellac, the applicator was called a rubber and it was basically cotton wool wrapped in cotton cloth. Fine steel wool was used to remove cup stains ect.

  11. Darin on July 12, 2023 at 2:34 pm


  12. Tim Penner on July 12, 2023 at 2:35 pm

    Now, why wouldn’t you use a chisel sharpening guide to use a chisel as a scraper?

  13. M Clark on July 12, 2023 at 2:36 pm

    Thank you Colin! Great tips!

  14. Farrier-in-hock on July 12, 2023 at 2:37 pm

    To remove excess dried glue, don’t bother with a chisel. Use a scraper. It’s much more easily controlled and there is much less chance of damaging the surface of the wood.

  15. Joe Brown on July 12, 2023 at 2:38 pm

    That trick using the sticks is pretty cool. All tips are good ones. I like the homemade chisel sharpener.

  16. KENNY C on July 12, 2023 at 2:42 pm

    My God, if this guy didn’t have fingers he wouldn’t be able to talk.

  17. Talukder Shakil Ahmed on July 12, 2023 at 2:44 pm

    Lot of love and respect from Bangladesh..

  18. Grizzly HP2 on July 12, 2023 at 2:48 pm

    To take the glue away, use a Cranked neck chisel. That way you will always stay flat and never cut into the wood.

  19. Mike Allen on July 12, 2023 at 2:49 pm

    Did u make that watch? If so, do u have vodeo?

  20. Hassan Al-Mosawi on July 12, 2023 at 2:51 pm

    Thanks for sharing those tips and the make!

  21. soufi coufi on July 12, 2023 at 2:52 pm

    Thanks for the video.

  22. B Cole on July 12, 2023 at 2:52 pm

    I was really hoping you’d use the wire brush tool to demonstrate taking the glue off to show that it works.

  23. Todd Shinn on July 12, 2023 at 2:54 pm

    These tips and tricks are always a pleasure to watch. My only complaint is that they go be so quickly! Thank you for another great video.

  24. Bradley Tuckwell on July 12, 2023 at 2:54 pm

    Some great tips mate thanks and looking forward to seeing your new video on finishing when it drops

  25. Mark Glabinski on July 12, 2023 at 2:55 pm

    What great tips!! I spent a couple of hours trying to get glue off my clamps. Getting a wire brush today!!

  26. Chris Austin on July 12, 2023 at 2:57 pm

    I also like cranked neck chisel or chisel plane for glue. Aldo for the clamp I spray a quick coat of epoxy mold release on the bar

  27. Richard Cich on July 12, 2023 at 3:01 pm

    Neat… but I use a block plane and cut/trim the clue with/at an angle….light touch as not to dig into a raised grain.

  28. Tony on July 12, 2023 at 3:02 pm

    You can use the shims under the piece on the chopsaw also, I use a pencil to get a back cut sometimes.

  29. Chris Kythreotis on July 12, 2023 at 3:03 pm

    I always have a stash of coffee stirrers I’ve acquired from various takeout stores πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

  30. Sapele Steve on July 12, 2023 at 3:04 pm

    More excellent tips & tricks Colin! Thanks…. πŸ‘πŸ‘

  31. David D on July 12, 2023 at 3:07 pm

    I usually take the blade out of my utility knife, and use it like a scraper.

  32. Sunpoint Studio on July 12, 2023 at 3:08 pm

    Great tips. I’ve also seen people use a cabinet scraper for glue rest removal.

  33. ken erickson on July 12, 2023 at 3:09 pm

    A small shim under you molding trim can help make the trim meet up better than cutting the trim flat on the saw. The outside will be accurate and the extra space on the back side will give you a little wiggle room at the wall. One of my mentors actually slides a carpenter pencil under the trim during a cut.

  34. April Degele on July 12, 2023 at 3:09 pm

    As an experienced supervisor in a public woodshop .. designate particular chisels for glue removal. Not sharpened to chisel standards. Glue will stick to them, and they’ll be unusable to chisel. So, designate a chisel or two that’s ground too short for chisel purposes, and just remove the glue build up now and then with white vinegar. Label the glue-removing chisels as such, and the good chisels as NO GLUE REMOVAL. Hobby shops are just that, and folks will use the sharpest chisels to remove glue … and the good chisels will get all gummed up so that they’re unusable for chiseling. I know … I’m a 50+ center supervisor.
    As a supervisor, I’m charged with making sure everything works properly and that includes clamps. Clamps will NOT work properly if they are loaded with glue. Yes, a wire brush on a drill will remove most glue, but you also may have to soak the clamp in white vinegar to get it off.
    That bandsaw push block is genius … but how to use the block without a fence to make thin cuts? Do you have a push block that will work like the thin rip push block you made for the table saw? I’ve made the table saw version and it works beautifully.

  35. Ric Lloyd on July 12, 2023 at 3:09 pm

    For removing glue, why not use the jig used for sharpening the chisel. Why make it when you have it?

  36. Garviel Loken on July 12, 2023 at 3:11 pm


  37. Paul Mc Cann on July 12, 2023 at 3:11 pm

    Brass is softer than steel so its the rightb choice for cleanng clamprails