Smart and safe small-part square-up
When making boxes or small cabinets, squaring up small parts can be way too dangerous on the jointer. Instead, use this trick: Clamp a jointer plane upside down in your bench vise together with a shop-made wooden fence. Then joint the piece as you would with a power jointer—by running it against the fence and across the plane blade.
—Alejandro Balbis, Longueuil, Que.