Shop Hacks - Do things the easy way!

Thought I would just make a post about hacks in the shop. Why not learn from each other instead of doing things the hard way.

Feel free to share your own.

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Homemade pencil sander.

Materials list:
Shim stock
Small sanding belt
Dowel rid

Cut the angled shim stock to fit the belt’s width, and a little shorter than the length needed. Use a small piece of dowel rod that is slightly tapered as a tightener. Make several, mark the side with the grit and rotate the belt on the pencil as the sandpaper wears out.


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Need to CNC both sides of something?
Don’t want to screw it down?
Worried about messing up the detail with hot glue?

Apply masking/painters tape to the side you want to mount down, apply hot glue on the top of the masking tape. And glue to waste board. Masking/painters tape has more give and won’t rip up your detailed CNC job.

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