Couple of tips
1. delis and some chinese restaraunts use special toothpicks for
sandwhiches or samples. They look like their smaller, more
delicate, flat toothpicks - just bigger and thicker. These things
are great for mixing and applying epoxy or just applying regular
glue in slots, mortises and dovetails. Local chinese fast food
place sold me a box of 500 for $4.
2. Office supply stores like Office Depot carries big fat rubber bands
- 25 or more, of various sizes for under $10. Great for tempoarily
holding things like table legs and aprons together, picture frame
parts etc. Cheapest "clamps" you'll ever buy.