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

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

… and why? ;)

Martin Sojka,

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


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.


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


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