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  • A great new tool for measuring angles - The Angle Finder!

    Here is a great new Canadian invention for measuring and transferring angles. Cabinet makers have always used two legged devices that you could set to any angle, lock down and transfer that angle to something else. But to measure angles, we have always been limited to reading impossible little ...
  • Drywall taping tips

    Before you get serious about tackling a drywall job, you should practice using two spatulas together, usually one a bit larger than the other. Butter one or both of them up with drywall compound (often called "mud"). Now slide one over the other with the two spatulas at right angles to each oth...
  • How to use Aluminum duct tape

    I hope you all realize by now that what is called "duct tape" is not very useful for ducts because it ages and falls apart so quickly. The only really good duct tape is aluminum duct tape. But how many of you have struggled with how to get the backing paper off, or at least, how to get it s...
  • Weather Restrictions: Contact Cement - Water Based (solvent free)

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Adhesives     Product: Contact Cement - Water Based (Solvent Free) Temperature Limitations: Use above +18 C (+65 F) Rain Limitations: Dry surface Wind Limitations:  High winds will accelerate sett...
  • Oscillating Tools

    The Running Cut

  • Levels and more levels

    When we are working outdoors we often need to create level lines over long distances. Up to about 8 feet, we can simply tape our regular carpenter's level onto a straight board. But there are many different ways to level over dozens, even hundreds of feet. The least expensive and most common is ...
  • Tape Measurers - Then & Now

    Measuring devices have gone from a folding ruler, to a tape measurer -- and then -- the new electronic digital read-out type. The digital tape measurer I had came from Starrett called the DigiTape. It could read in imperial and metric, the readout would flip for up-side-down reading. It would e...
  • Techniques for Installing Drywall

    Working With Knives

  • Tips to applying window shrink wraps for the winter.

    Shrink to fit winter windows are really great draft stoppers and energy savers for old windows and patio doors.   Plastic has almost no R-value Since plastic and glass have no real R-value, the dead air space created between the plastic and the window is as good as can be created with another ...
  • Temporary Tools - Dust - Paint - Nailing

      DUST PROTECTION - TEMPORARY DOOR OR ARCH CLOSURE Often when we are working on home improvements, we need temporary fixes. One that many of us use is that plastic shrinkable window cover for stopping winter drafts.   One plastic covering that is less well known is a construction doorway.  Th...