There are some talented people here who collectively have many neat tools and trick ways of doing things. This thread is to encourage any who want to share some unique ideas and methods, even secrets, that might help to boost creativity among us. I'll start -
Sanding belts make good sanding blocks. Cut a piece of hardwood to almost an interference fit. They last a long time.
A miniature spoke shave can be a useful shaping tool. www.zonatool.net
A coffee can of various sizes of PVC makes for an organized, accessible way to store files.
A cold bent rebar hacksaw provides just the right heft and tension for UNBELIEVABLE sawing capability. While enrolled in a welding lab one summer, I bent up 55 of these - this was the first. A few were sold, the rest were given away.
So that's a start. I hope some of the monster talents around here will share some of their creativity, we'll all be better for it.