Found 14 results for the keyword ‘Knife’

  • How to cut frozen food

    While the TV chief Christine Cushing was in my TV shop, I challenged her to use one of her many knives to cut a small portion out of a frozen food package. My technique was to use a jig saw with a course cutting wood blade. Christine now wants a jig saw in her kitchen.
  • Use a sharpened putty knife to cut foam insulation.

    Jason from Auburn, Ontario has found a great way to cut rigid foam insulation.Regular knives are too thick and get stuck in the foam. He sharpens the edge of a putty knife which is strong not by being thick but by being wide. Jason recommends sharpening only one side of the knife to cut better ...
  • How do you trim half an inch off the edge of drywall?

    Scoring and snapping drywall is very easy, if you are not near the edge of the board.Sawing it is pretty messy and planing off the edge is long and messy as well when you just want to trim an inch or so from the edge.The secret is to have a special drywall edging tool that has two spiked wheels t...
  • Christine Cushing shows me how to use Kitchen Knives

    Christine Cushing was the master chef on the Life Network show Dish-It-Out and now on Christine Cusing Live on the Food Network. She came to my shop to give me a lesson about knives.There are only two classes of knives in the kitchen: serrated (with teeth) and straight.In the first photo, you...
  • What are the differences among all those kinds of putty knives and scrapers?

    It can get confusing at the store when you look at the wide variety of putty knives and scrapers. Even just in the Richard's line of tools there is enough choice to make you wonder. First notice that some are rigid and some are flexible and some more flexible than others.If you want to apply...
  • Tools for working with veneers

    True wood veneer consists of very thin sheets of real wood shaved off of logs. It can look like the grain of plywood if it is peeled off of a rolling log, or look like furniture lumber if it is sliced flat like boards right across the log. It was developed as a way to use sturdy but inexpen...
  • Teaching Kids Woodworking -- reaching for success

    Over the years I have had the occasion to teach working with tools to kids as young as 3 years old.  At whatever age the secret is to know the individual kids attention span and prepair the work to give them a feeling of completion and success within those limits.  Regular sessions of success and...
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  • Which is a better cutting board: plastic or wood?

    Any cutting board can become dangerous to your health if you let it collect bacteria. Rule number one is to use a different cutting board for food that will not be cooked than the one you use for raw meat and fish. If raw vegetables are contaminated, there is no heat process to kill bacteria aft...
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