Vertical Cutting on Table Saw I don't ever remember trying to push smaller wood vertically through the table saw, but I do know others who got a big scare trying this. For as long as I have been using a wood router, I have known the value of using a much larger piece of wood as a support for ushering through the wood. I will also say here ... I do NOT love this idea, much better to use a vertical jig, like a tenon jig as shown below.
Attaching sandpaper to flat backing is not new, but attaching 3 different grits to the same backing is something I have not seen before. Most sandpaper does not come with a "sticky" back, so I use a spray adhesive that is fairly easy to get off and holds the sandpaper nicely in the meantime. There are lots of uses for this kind of sanding and I find myself using this method quite often to flatten or size pieces of wood. #woodworking
I am a big fan of these toggle clamps. They are reasonably inexpensive, work well, and seem to last a long time, and I can often move them from one tool to another so get multiple uses from them. I always seem to be adjusting the clamping rubber stud either up or down because the wood I am using is thinner or thicker, depending on the jig or what is being held. #woodworking
Here is the best way to check your squares to make sure they are in fact square. Lay your square on the level edge and carefully draw a line down the edge of the square to the bottom. Flip the square 180 degrees to the other side, align the square edge closest to the top and see how the base falls for being square, and draw another line. If one line does not perfectly overlay the first line, the square is off. #woodworking
Many kinds of clamps come with rubber or plastic "jaw guards" to help reduce or eliminate marks on wood that can happen with excessive clamping. Often these pads fall off, get brittle and break or otherwise go missing. You can replace these with self-adhesive pads for table and chair feet. They are inexpensive to purchase and the ones I get are super sticky and I often even find them at the dollar store in a variety of sizes, a good solution for almost any clamp that you need a non-marring jaw.