Top 5 can't-live-without-them woodworking gadgets?

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What are your Top 5 can’t-live-without-them woodworking gadgets?

… and why? ;)

-- Martin Sojka,

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Tweezers and Kleenex and duc tape !!! LOL always get splinters and if you get a cut Kleenex and duc tape wors wonders. and need a quick clamp? duc tape will hold a piece in place.

  1. Pencil
  2. Ruler Metric
  3. Tape measure Metric
  4. Food
  5. Beer, for after a hard day.
    With these 5 things you can make anything.

-- Tor and Odin are the greatest of gods.

Safety glasses
Ear plugs
Tape measure
Carpenters pencil
I carry these things all the time, even when I’m not in the workshop, it’s kind of like always having your weapon in the army, you would be nakid without them.

-- CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

6" hook rule
3" square
16’ tape measure
3-4 sharp Pencils
Marking knife

-- Daba

Pencil, pencil sharpener, safety glasses, combination square, tape measure. It’s pretty hard to do ANYTHING without those 5 things.

-- Losing fingers since 1969

Tape pencil square and now reading glasses for splinters.

-- steve66

Forgot one, I have been using veneer calipers more and more.

-- steve66

In my past:
Pocket bevels (two kinds), tape measure, pencil ( behind ear), biggest bandsaw you can find.
In my present:
Chevalet, hide glue pot, veneer saw, veneer hammer, press.

That was then. This is now. …… Things change.

-- The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

Dial (veneer) calipers, tape measure. My two steel rules 6" & 18", pencils & pencil sharpener

-- Jeff Vandenberg aka "Woodsconsin"

Pencil, tape measure, sharper, a sharp chisel, and a hammer. Can’t live without them!

-- Christopher Richard