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    Woodwork tips

    Prevent wood from splintering whilst drilling

    When drilling wood reduce pressure before the drill bit exits the timber, this will prevent splintering.

    Sanding wood

    When sanding wood always follow the direction of the grain.

    Using a power sander

    Start power sanders before bringing them into contact with the timber to avoid surface damage.

    Measuring tip

    “Measure twice, cut once” is valuable advice if you want to avoid unnecessary waste.

    Cutting wood

    When cutting laminates or timber have someone supporting the excess to avoid an untidy break.

    Drilling tip

    Wind tape around the drill bit to gauge when the required depth has been reached.

    Driving into pilot holes

    Lubricating screws with wax makes them easier to drive into the pilot holes.