Prizes and Cash for Your Best Tricks

Tricks of the trade is one of our most popular regular columns. In each issue, we print the best ideas submitted by our readers for making life in the shop easier. Every trick we publish is rewarded with a cash payment of $50-$100, and the reader who submits the best one for each issue receives a $250 gift certificate from Lee Valley. The easiest way to get in on this is to submit your trick by E-mail.

We recently made a major overhaul to our corporate E-mail system, and in the process our “Tricks of the Trade” address was out of commission for a few weeks. It’s now up and running, but if you submitted a trick in the last couple weeks, we don’t have it and we need you to send it again. If have an idea, now is a great time to send us your trick. In addition to our usual prizes, we have some extra incentives for the best tricks submitted between now and December 15, 2008.

The best trick submitted will earn its author a Ryobi router table and a Ridgid Router.


Second prize will be a Porter Cable Model 390 low profile random-orbit sander and third prize will be a Popular Woodworking 2000-2007 CD containing every issue from those years in PDF format.

To submit your trick, simply send an e-mail to popwoodtricks@fwmedia.com. If you can attach a picture that’s a plus. Don’t worry about the quality of your writing or the quality of your photo. We have a team of professional writers and artists standing by to fix that stuff, all you need to do is come up with a good idea.

Click here to submit your “Trick of the Trade”

–Bob Lang

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