I was talking to my 10 year old today, he told me he was reading one of my wood working books and learned something. Smart kid. So I figured I will share his bits of wisdom to help someone starting out. First one was when you have a small nail and you are trying to get it started, use a piece of construction paper or cardboard and punch it through. This will hold the nail and save your fingers. The second was when you have a really nice piece of trim you do not want to hit with the hammer...and leave that union stamp on your board. You can use a scrap piece of peg board with the holes in it to protect your piece. Just put the hole of the peg board over your nail...or drill a piece of quarter inch plywood and get the same results. He has more, but I thought these tips may help with those presents you are all trying to build this time of year. Recycle that mustard bottle for your glue.