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 me how to use a drill, how to drill different sized holes and share any tips about what you’ve discovered over the years about […]
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, I've never used any power tools, but now I want to. It seems the best tools to buy at first that have the most […]
DEAR TIM: I've tried and tried to get traditional wood-fiber pegboard to work. No matter what I do, over time the holes in the pegboard enlarge, the hooks and hangers get loose and everything is a mess. What's more, I'd like a little color in my workshop other than brown. I've seen metal pegboard and […]
It is possible to install a Wall-Mount Ironing Board in an existing wall. There are several key obstacles that should be on your radar before you start this job. As you’ve already pointed out, the ironing board needs to be located in a spot where it can rotate out of its wall cabinet and not hit anything. You need to be able to stand next to the board and comfortably iron.
There are many choices with purchasing a level. Bubble levels are available on a variety of materials and lengths. Selecting the proper level and with a little care, your levels can last for generations.
When working outside in winter weather, you need to dress for the weather. Cold weather clothing is available to keep you warm and dry when the elements aren't cooperating. A temporary work shelter can also keep out the weather.
Knowing how to sand large areas of wood, such as a table top, can make or break your project. You need to use the properly combination of power tools and sandpaper. Some sandpaper will aggressively remove finished already on furniture, while finer girt sand paper can give you a glass smooth finish.
There is a whole new generation of work gloves today. Selecting the best gloves today can depend on the type of work you are doing. Today's gloves are flexible, waterproof and provide warmth while working.