These are the 19 things I wish I knew when I started woodworking. There are more, but these are things I really wish I knew, and could have helped me get a quicker start. My hope is that you can read them and get a better start than I had, and avoid lots of the mistakes that I made. These are great woodworking tips and tricks. Enjoy the post, and happy building.
HORIZONTAL ACTION TOGGLE CLAMP by morsa - Alike the http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/h...zzy-swan-52833, this horizontal action toggle clamp is based in a model by Izzy Swan. You can also download the plans for free.Here is a video of the toggle clamp by Izzy Swan:https://www.youtube.com/watch
Featherboards are like extra sets of hands in the wood shop. They are generally used to hold smaller work pieces safely in place while feeding the work piece to the blade, typically for applications on router tables and table saws.
Always in need for jig knobs, I found this clever way to make my own using scraps, carriage bolts, T-nuts and two sizes of hole saw. With these in diameter, don’t you think my jigs will look store bought?
Use hardwood with fairly straight grain. Lay a board on the machine you want to use the feather board on. You may want something roughly 20" long, 8" wide for a table saw top. Position it so you can get two clamps on it. To get the angle, draw a line parallel with the fence. Teeth about 1/8" wide with a saw kerf, about 1/8" between. This makes for flexible teeth that will deal with slight variations in the width of your work pieces.