#1: Never wad up an oil-filled rag and throw it in the scrap pile.*
#2: Measure twice, cut once.
#3: When in doubt, don’t.
#4: Sneak up on the final cut.
#5: You can never have enough clamps.
#6: Always plane with the grain. (Cause the grain in Spain falls mainly on the plane?)
#7: Buy the very best equipment you can afford.
#8: Sharp blades and bits cause fewer accidents.
#9: A glass-smooth surface is better for glue-ups than one that’s been roughed up.
#10: Don’t take any wooden nickels!
* Wadded up oily rags can create a lot of heat, sometimes causing them to spontaneously combust. If you went to the seminar at the Woodsmith Store, you know that Craig Ruegsegger’s 10th tip on his list of all-time favorites is to "Protect Your Investment." Download this article: "Shop Disasters" to read more about it.