Get a totally gnarly grip on your boards
Through my many years of reading WOOD® magazine, I'm still amazed at the uncommon ideas used to solve common problems in the shop. I recently had one when I helped my son overhaul his skateboard.Skateboard grip—the stuff 'boarders put on top to make a non-slip surface—has an extremely strong self-adhesive backing with a grit-textured surface.I started using the grip on my push blocks, mitersaw fences, and other jigs and tools where I don't want wood to creep during machining. It's totally awesome!The grip comes in sheets or rolls and a variety of styles. You can even use bright colors to make your shop a little more "rad." You'll find it at any decent skateboard shop and some sporting-goods stores.—Robert Galbraith, Oshawa, Ont.