YouTube woodworker, Colin Knecht, has a fantastic series of videos where he shares his top shop tips and tricks. While these are obviously directed at woodworkers, many of the tips are useful to makers of many stripes.
This most recent video on the series is a prime example. There is one tip here about cleaning saw blades, but the rest are about easy measuring, tuning up glue brushes, and using non-skid pads on your bench to hold items you’re working on for sanding and such, There are all applicable to many situations.
Check out a link to the rest of the series in the description to the above video.
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