I have a Word doc with these, I kept meaning to submit to a magazine, but what the heck- maybe you LJs would like to share.
The rubber Abrasive Belt Cleaner used to keep your belt sander running efficiently also work great to erase errant lay out lines from your work piece.
My wife leaves her emery finger nail boards laying around the house, lately I’ve been quietly picking them up and using them in the shop. They make great little sanders for details, and I really like them when finishing lathe work. (Just don’t tell her why they are disappearing.)
To make decorative burn marks on your turnings, use your coping saw as a burning wire, with the blade turned backwards. The blade may warp, the temper will come of it, rendering that blade useless for sawing. But now your fingers don’t have to touch a red hot wire!
Sometimes it works out alright when I’m slow to clean up my work bench between jobs. I was transferring some measurements from the edge of a board to its face. The center finding head from my Combination Square Set was still sitting on the bench, left from the lathe project I had just finished.
Blink! The light bulb lit up. The center finder head, without the steel rule in place, works great to transfer a mark around a corner.
-- Dan V. in Indy