You know these very interesting electric gadgets that are found in most workshops called an “iron”? They have a flat surface, and are pointed at one end. They get really hot too. These unique implements have great uses in the woodworking shop:
Make a good photocopy of your design with a photocopier that uses toner (ink jet printers do not work). Turn your template over, and run the iron over your design and the ink from the paper should transfer to your wood. This is a great way to make a very accurate transfer if you have a complicated design.
Taking minor dents out of wood:
Take a damp cloth, lay it over the dented wood, place the iron on top and let it steam for a second or two. The steam causes the wood grain to expand and the dent is magically removed.
Bending thin pieces of wood:
Take a damp cloth, lay it over a thin piece of wood, place the iron over this and you can bend the wood.
Run a hot iron gently across veneer and the adhesive should heat and release old veneer.
Ironing those wrinkly shop aprons
What?? Who would have thunk?