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Drilling steel or metal is a quick way to dull your drill bits if you do it the wrong way. This AsktheBuilder.com video shows you how to drill holes using the correct drill bits and oil to drill through steel and sheet metal. A variable speed drill is the best drill to use.

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Metal Pegboard Hooks TIPS Metal pegboard is far superior to old sawdust-and-glue pegboard Hooks never come out of metal pegboard Many colors available to match your flair Countless hooks and accessories available CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: I've tried and tried to get traditional wood-fiber pegboard to work. No […]

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How To Build A Cheap Desktop TIPS Use Fir Plywood 24-inch width WATCH video below for tips Coat with water-based urethane CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: I need to build two cheap desktops. I'm lucky in that I have small cabinets that the top can rest on. One top […]

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DEAR TIM: I've always wanted a wet bar. My husband and I do lots of entertaining and I feel it would be so handy. I'm open to all sorts of ideas since I've only got one chance to get this right the first time. How do you deal with the plumbing issues if you want […]

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DEAR TIM: I've got numerous cracked ceramic floor tiles and my wife wants them replaced. I'm very lucky in that the builder and previous owner left extra tile for just this reason I suppose. I've never done this before and feel like a lost ball in the high weeds. Can you guide me through the […]

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Quick Column Summary: Separating double french doors Doors already have hinge mortise New side jambs are needed DEAR TIM: I bought a prehung double french door because it was so beautiful and the price was great. I want to separate the two doors and use each one at different openings. Is this possible to do […]

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Quick Column Summary: How do you use a drill Modern drills have more options for use Drill bits for different materials Tim's tips list DEAR TIM: Last week you helped Sally use a circular saw. I’ve watched people use a simple electric drill for years but never held one in my hand. Can you teach […]

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Quick Column Summary: Advice for a novice using power tools Purchase high quality tools Read the Manuals cover to cover Practice, practice, practice cutting DEAR TIM: I'm brand new to the world of DIY. My husband and I just bought our first old home and have lots of projects to do. Believe it or not, […]

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