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    Speciality gate / door latches

    Have you ever tried to run a string up from the gate latch, through the post and then put a ring or something on the outside. Of course it gets stuck in the wood or breaks, requiring you to either go through the house with your muddy boots, or over the fence. So finally (2014) one of those inven...
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    Supporting outdoor structures

    In this 2004 HGTV episode, we collected several different viewer questions about supporting outdoor structures so we could compare one to the other.  At the bottom of this article I have added, in 2015, the Helix screw piles that may just have replaced all the rest. Elephant Feet The first vi...
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    I have heard that even stainless steel screws will rust.

    There are interesting stories about most fasteners. The standard galvanised nails should not be used with Cedar because the tannic acid in cedar will react with the galvanisation. Just as Aluminium nails should not be used with pressure treated wood. Many new coatings exist that work even bette...
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    Staining outdoor wood.

    Albert Bacci of the Noble House Coatings company in Toronto came to the TV studio to share his experience in applying outdoor stains. First rule, if there is mill glaze (that washer board look caused by the planing blades in the lumber mill) on the boards, you must sand them off or no stain will...
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    Jon Eakes & the Singing Nuns of St. Michael's Convent

      THE DEAL I made a deal with the singing nuns of St. Michaels convent in Spokane Washington : If they would teach me how to sing, I would teach them how to repair their convent. My only dissapointment in this large project with HGTV Canada was that they never promoted the show well and the...
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    Basic Cross Cutting

    Cross cutting is quite a different task than ripping.  Although we tend to use a combination blade on a table saw to allow us to both cross cut and rip, we could use a much finer tooth blade for cross cutting than ripping, giving us a cleaner splinter free cut.When ripping along the grain of wood...
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    Dressing the Table

    Often when people buy a new saw they believe that they are set and ready to cut as soon as they take it out of the box.  If you have watched the videos prior to this one you will realize that there is a lot of checking to do.  Some saws are pretty well lined up out of the factory, others not.  Bu...
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    Line-up and Adjustments

    Many times the problems of getting clean accurate cuts from a table saw come from a lack of line-up or adjustment of the saw itself. There is only one thing on a table saw that cannot be adjusted -- so we must start there.The most common error is assuming that the blade is the basis of lining up ...
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    A Retracting Latch for a Gate that Swings toward the street

    Gates that swing out towards the street present a serious problem for latches.  If you mount the latch on the gate itself, it will not work unless you install it on the street side.  Out on that side it is simply not secure.  If you mount it on the fence, then the shaft that catches the gate is a...
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    Overview: Soil and the Spring Thaw

    You have all seen highway signs indicating the period of spring thaw and reduced truck loads throughout the northern US and all of Canada -- or walked across grass that is just beginning to thaw from the winter making deep footprints or tire marks that would never sink like that during a stro...
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