Take a few minutes to avoid hours of finish cleanup
In my small shop, the tablesaw top doubles as an assembly and finishing surface. After accidentally knocking over an open can of stain sitting on the tablesaw, requiring hours of saw disassembly and cleaning, I took a few minutes to prevent that from happening again. With a few scraps you can build a can holder, like the one above. Add a small hole so you can hang it on a nail or hook.
—Jeff Watson, Seattle