Half pencil marks exact copies
While trying to trace an exact copy of the throat plate for my table saw, I came up with this nifty technique using an ordinary pencil. I just shaved my pencil into a half-pencil by carefully grinding it on my belt sander. The flat edge enables my modified pencil to ride straight up along the edge of the template. It also works great for marking and then shaping inlays for my woodworking projects. — Tim Reese
Perfect bar clamp cover
Iron pipe clamps can easily mar softer woods or react with the glue to stain the wood. My solution is to cut a section of plastic PVC pipe to size and place it around the pipe. If you have several short lengths, you can space them strategically to accommodate different widths of stock wood. — Tim Johnson
Quick blade-height gauge
This gauge block is the quickest way to set the height of a table saw blade. This one is made from a 8cm length of 4×4 cut to the settings used most frequently. If you need more settings, just create another block.
Then when it’s time to reset the table saw blade, these blocks will help you get the job done quickly.