Fix wobbly furniture with a coin
You can fix a wobbly bench or table with your pocket change. Add a drop of hot glue to a coin and attach it to the problem area. The coin will act like a shim, levelling out the furniture piece.
Planing warped boards
A jointer is the best tool for flattening twisted, warped boards. But what if you don’t have a jointer or the board is too wide? Set the board on a “sled,” a flat piece of 20mm plywood. Then shim the high corner(s) so the board doesn’t rock. Also shim high spots in the middle of the board. Mark the shim locations, remove the board and hot glue the shims into place. Then glue the board to the shims and the plywood with a dab of hot glue. Send that rascal through until it’s flat, then pull it free and plane down the other side.
Fasten a temporary fence
When you’re woodworking, you often need a temporary fence or stop on a table saw or router table or other power tools. Clamps aren’t always an option because they can get in the way, and you probably don’t want to drill holes in the machine’s fence or table for bolts or screws. Instead, use a few dollops of hot glue to hold your temporary fence in place.