I thought it would be cool to have a thread of all the woodworking fixes we all know. It would really help the new people especially to get better.
Such a thread may already exist but I haven’t come across it. If that is the case please place a link to it…
So here is one that you may find helpful.
Workaround # 1 – Fitting tennons- when you need to adjust just a breath and your plane is taking too big shavings, you can have a lot more control if you take a wide chisel, angle it really high up as if you are using a scraper. One can take the finest shavings off for a perfect fit and you don’t need to adjust your planes.
Fix # 1- (courtesy of Patron) – If your finished piece develops a hairline check, you can use the inlaid butterflies to hold the checks in place. Patron recommended to clamp the piece down, route the butterfly mortise, cut the butterfly on the bandsaw and fit it. I used it on a project and not only did it fix the check, it made it look great. Thanks!