Tuesday, October 01, 2013

10 Handy Tricks for Woodworkers & Automaton-makers

The latest installment of my column on automaton-making is now live on the Cabaret Mechanical Theatre web site. This one focuses on little tricks that help with automaton-making and woodworking in general. You'll find tips on how to make your own transfer paper and wood filler, some unlikely sources for tools and materials, and a handful of other useful gems. The image above shows a jeweler's ring clamp being used to hold a small piece of brass. This makes filing the piece much easier.

Here is where you can read Dug’s Automata Tips, Techniques and Tricks No. 12 featuring 10 Handy Tricks for Woodworkers & Automaton-makers

I hope at least one of the tips proves useful to you!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very good introduction on shop tips and tricks. For those who want to learn more how to make their tools work harder and smarter, there are over a dozen books published on woodworking tips and tricks.


October 1, 2013 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger Dug North said...

Thank you, Charles! Coming from you -- a Grand Master of Tips and Tricks -- I will take that as high praise. The tips and tricks sections of magazines are always my favorite part.


October 1, 2013 at 6:44 PM  

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