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? ;)

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Martin Sojka,


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SteveR ...

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.

Madts ...

  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.

Thorreain ...

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.

David A Sylvester ...

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

Brian ...

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

Steve66 ...

Tape pencil square and now reading glasses for splinters.

Steve66 ...

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

shipwright ...

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.

Jeff Vandenberg ...

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

Christopher Richard ...

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

Jeff Vandenberg ...

Oh you know I forgot to mention my machinists squares.

lanwater ...

pencil, measure tape, square, covered tea mug.

Dr. Sawdust ...

1. My apron that holds . . .
2. Pencil
3. Square
4. Tape Measure
5. and Knife

Brian ...

Funny you mention knife. I have a folding knife that resides in my pocket 100% of the day and it gets used very often for all kinds of stuff, but I don’t recall ever using it in the shop. Not even once except to break down cardboard boxes.

Jeff Vandenberg ...

I use a knife to score wood fibers tenons so i get a clean cut and no tearout. Also on vveneered plywood or on veneers