Woodworking Tricks You’ll Actually Use

In the video “Woodworking Tips & Tricks,” Jason Hibbs from Bourbon Moth Woodworking presents a series of practical and insightful tips to enhance woodworking efficiency and solve common problems.

This video is a must-watch for anyone looking to refine their woodworking techniques with simple yet effective solutions.

Jason kicks off the video by addressing the frequent issue of nails blowing out the side of wood when using a brad nailer. He explains that the direction of nail deflection is predictable and offers a straightforward solution: orienting the brad nailer so that any deflection stays within the wood piece. Additionally, he emphasizes the importance of choosing the correct nail length and adjusting the nail gun’s depth setting to ensure optimal results without damaging the wood.

Next, Jason tackles the challenge of removing glue squeeze-out from tight corners. He recommends using a dedicated chisel, turned into a scraper, to efficiently clean out glue residue. By honing the chisel’s edge to create a slight burr, it effectively scrapes away glue without damaging the wood, ensuring a clean finish.

For sharpening chisels, Jason shares his technique using a honing guide and digital angle finder to maintain precise bevel angles. He also suggests scoring the back of the chisel to mark the correct angles, making future sharpening quick and accurate. This method ensures consistent sharpness and prolongs the life of the chisels.

Jason then demonstrates how to magnetize and demagnetize screwdrivers and driver heads using a simple magnetizer tool. This tip is particularly useful for keeping small screws in place during assembly, reducing frustration and increasing efficiency.

Another clever tip involves using an air compressor to clean out stubborn Rubio Monocoat finish from cracks and corners. By blasting the finish out with compressed air, Jason ensures a uniform look and prevents unsightly pigment buildup.

Lastly, Jason provides a quick method for achieving perfect half-lap joints on a table saw. By incrementally adjusting the blade height and flipping the wood piece, he ensures precise cuts that fit together seamlessly.

“Woodworking Tips & Tricks” by Bourbon Moth Woodworking is packed with valuable insights and practical advice. Jason Hibbs’ engaging presentation and expert tips make this video an essential resource for woodworkers of all skill levels, helping them to achieve better results with less effort.

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