Triangular Cutoffs Make Handy Staining Stands
The triangular scraps support the piece being stained only on their "peaks." Drilling holes in the cutoffs and inserting a dowel helps keep the blocks from tipping over. You can adjust this simple jig for a project of any width by sliding the blocks along the dowel. For larger pieces, simply use a longer piece of dowel.
—Norman Crowfoot, Tucson, Ariz.