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  • Set-up tips for your Radial Arm Saw.

    Although sliding mitre saws have largely replaced the Radial Arm Saw in many wood working shops, and few people ever even use the radial arm saw for precision work even if they have one, the Radial Arm Saw can do everything that a table saw can do, with even more precision.The primary advantage o...
  • Refinishing kitchen drawers.

    Gail asks: "We are redoing our kitchen. I have taken the drawer fronts and sanded down the wood portion of it. We didn't stain it, we just varnished and I've got matching knobs but will this wood turn dark over time as it has in the past?"There are a lot of reasons why wood might go dark, the m...
  • Tip -- Keeping drawers from falling out.

    Ever had the terrible experience of pulling that drawer out beyond the runners and having it swing down dropping all the contents onto the floor. That's not too bad with some clothes, but the kitchen silverware?Paul from Kitchener, Ontario sent in an idea for blocking the drawer from coming all ...
  • Tip -- Ironing Board as a saw support

    Do you need an adjustable support table for the boards hanging off the edge of your miter saw?How about an old ironing board.It is totally adjustable in height and easy to store away.Click here for a lot more about "wings for your miter saw".
  • Tip -- Nailing straight is often not the best way to nail.

    How about some nailing tips.If you are putting several nails in the end of the board, do not line them up on the same grain line. The accumulative effect of forcing their way through the wood will certainly split the wood. Stagger them so that each is on a different grain line and you have less...
  • Molding to hide bad cuts on a T&G ceiling

    Steve from B.C. has problems with Toung & Groove pine boards on the ceiling of a log home, where the boards were cut very roughly where ceiling sections came together. Steve was looking for some kind of discrete trim that would cover the ends of the boards.I suggested thin pine boards, taken...
  • Gluing edge trim to panels

    Iron on edge trim doesn't always stay put. Sometimes that is because cheap trims have very little glue and really should be glued with contact cement. But there are a few steps that will improve glue performance.First, sand the edge so that it is smooth and flat. The cut from most saws lea...
  • Building your own barn!

    Bruce from Kanata, Ontario decided to build himself a barn, before building a house. Actually that makes a great shop for building the house. So Bruce cut his own logs, sliced boards and then build a barn with board and batten siding. Aside from taking even more than his whole summer vacat...
  • A special strike plate chisel

    When you cut out strike plate or hinge mortises with a router, you end up with round corners that often need to be squared off. The gadget in the photo has a right angle blade and a guide that you just slide into the round corner, hit the top with a hammer and the corner is perfectly square ever...
  • Home built Handicap Aids

    Tom Jeary runs a very unique web site called Workshop Solutions where he shows off what he calls "Gadgetry Engineering". He came on to our show to show us some of his own inventions, that can be home build by any handyperson, to solve practical handicap problems. Such things like oversized but...