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  • Holding Small Brads under a hammer

    Here I showed a little plastic nail holder that grips small nails so that you can get your fingers out of the way when the hammer comes down. You can do this with less finesse by using a hair comb, or even a bit of stiff paper. Put the nail through the paper, nail it in a bit and rip off the pa...
  • Cutting sheet metal

    As you can see in the photo, there are many different cutters, or tin snips, for cutting sheet metal. Although you can often force any cutter to cut anything, there is a proper cutter that makes each kind of cut best. The colour coded handles help to get the right one out of the toolbox. The y...
  • Pine Sap bleeding through paint finishes.

    Even when pine is kiln dried, there is no guarantee that the sap has crystallized or if it is still flowing. It takes years of air drying to totally dry up the sap. While it is still fluid, sap can work it's way though just about any paint.It is shellac, or a shellac based primer that can block...
  • Finding the centre of a board

    There are many tricks for finding the middle of a board without doing any math. The photo shows a centre marking jig, two dowels in a board with a pencil dead centre, rotate the board until the dowels rest on the two sides of the workpiece, then simply slide the jig along and you have a centre l...
  • Roofing paper and Flashings

    Roofing paper is not required by the building codes, although some do now require a plastic or rubber membrane on the lower overhang that extends up the roof to a point 18 inches inside the exterior wall. Although felt paper is not required on the rest of the roof, most shingle manufacturers do r...