Need to get pine sap off of your clothes/hands/ tools? Use hand sanitizer! It works like a charm. [Image: pfly]
Are your pets gnawing on your laptop's power cable? Put a stop to the destruction by armoring it in electrician's split-loom cable. [Sean Ragan]
Table Saw on the Fly
Lacking a proper table saw, you can improv one with a straightedge and some clamps.
Where's My Car?
For city-dwellers who park in a different place each time they return home, a simple way to remember where the car is parked: a magnetic key-holding arrow for marking a street map on your fridge. [bobg]
A Braze of Glory
Welding isn't the only way of joining metal; sometimes brazing (using a handheld gas torch and a brazing alloy) will do the job just as well. [Andrew Lewis]
Foam is Your Friend
When prototyping perfboard layouts, long component leads can be a pain, sticking out on the underside of the board. I don't want to cut them off yet, because I might need long leads. Solution? Green florist foam. The leads stick into the foam, which holds them securely enough that you can turn the board over and nothing will fall out. But they're also easy to pull out and rearrange as needed. [Sean Ragan]