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  • Sharpening Circular Saw Blades

    Generally, it is best to send circular saw blades out to a sharpening company to have them sharpened because these companies have the equipment and ability to sharpen the blades while keeping them perfectly round. If you try to sharpen circular saw blades yourself, you could shorten some of ...
  • Making panels follow a curve

    Often designers, or your own artistic urges, call for a curve in the riser of a stairway or perhaps a whole wall, and you have to figure out how to get that done.There is a great new invention for making the structure of curves walls. It is like the bottom track of a metal stud wall but it ha...
  • Sharpening hand saws - Western and Japanese

    The first step in sharpening any hand saw is to sandwich it into a vise or between two pieces of wood that can keep the metal from vibrating, and driving you crazy, while sharpening. This is not just for comfort. If the blade vibrates too much, the file cannot dig into the metal.Next you ne...
  • Perfect fits for baseboards

    The subject of baseboards came up when Less from Lannigan, Saskatchewan wanted to know how deep trim nailing should go into the wall. The answer is simple, the length of the nail more complicated. A trim nail should go 3/4 of an inch into the stud of the wall. But then you have to add to t...
  • A tip for cutting a piano hinge.

    When you try to cut a piano hinge with a hack saw, you often run into the problem that the hinge pin just rolls around, not staying put long enough to allow the saw teeth to dig into it. Many piano hinges now have one of the two leafs crimped onto the hinge. That means that one leaf rotates on t...
  • Cutting heavy sheet metal

    When you need to cut heavy sheet metal, like the fire-rated door cover that we saw in this TV show, regular shears are not good enough. You could do it with a metal cutting blade in a jig saw, but that is very slow. The professional will use electric shears that make the job easy, but they are o...
  • Cleaning bits and blades

    When you want to take resin or glue off of drill bits and saw blades you don't want to use just any solvent to do the job. In fact one of the resin cleaners that we hear about in DIY books is to use an oven cleaner. It certainly does remove burned on resin efficiently. Unfortunately it also eats...
  • Taking the warp out of furniture grade lumber

    As wood dries out, it tends to twist and turn in all kinds of directions. Generally furniture grade lumber arrives in a shop with a bit of a bow along its length, a bit of a cup across its width and maybe a twist to boot. How do you get this rough cut twisted lumber into perfectly straight and f...
  • Cutting crown moldings with a mitre saw.

    Cutting crown moldings can be simple and it can be difficult. First you want to check if the corner you are putting the molding into is in fact 90 degrees. If you don't check that you can get real frustrated with your mitre saw. 88 or 92 degree walls require different mitre cuts. Over the years...
  • Why are there different size circular saw blades?

    The larger and wider the blade, the more power is required to drive it through wood. When we are talking about corded tools, this usually translates into a question of weight and over-all size of the saw. Using a very large and heavy saw for light duty work is simply cumbersome and tiring. When w...