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  • Use a propane torch to round the edges of Plexiglas.

    Woody from Kingsville, Ontario has a great tip for giving your Plexiglas project a smooth flowing rounded edge.First sand out any saw cuts or other imperfections, but rather than trying to sand over the sharp edge, hold a propane torch about 4 inches from the edge and slightly melt the plastic. ...
  • An oscillating miracle tool: The FEIN MultiMaster.

    In this segment of my TV show I had a chance to show off what is probably my favourite new tool -- yes I really recommend this thing. It does not spin, it does not hammer and it does not move in orbits. It simply obsoletes left and right a very small amount. The secret is in the great variety...
  • Picking up steel wool dust with a magnet.

    Rob from Clinton, Ontario has a great suggestion for getting those fine steel wool fibers out of the wood before finishing. Wrap a strong magnet in a clean cloth and simply wipe over the area.Removing the cloth from the magnet allows you to shake the little pieces of steel wool into the garbage c...
  • What to do with bad drywall joints after they are painted?

    One viewer installed drywall, taped the joints, painted and then discovered that there were lumps and uneven areas in the joint plaster. What to do?It is certainly easier to perfect the sanding before there is paint on the wall, so the moral is to really verify your sanding job before saying it ...
  • Overview: Finishing Hardwood Floors

    I get a lot of questions about choosing and applying a finish to a hardwood floor.First understand that there is no one right answer -- there are a lot of products that each has certain advantages over the others and you need to select the properties that are the most important to you. There are...
  • Deck Restoration

    Yes that is a floor sander working on this deck. 36 grit paper to level any board cupping. Finish sanding is done with 60 grit sandpaper, yes 60 grit as the finish sanding. The objective is not to create a polished furniture finish, but to open up the grain of the wood so that it will acce...
  • The trick to folding sandpaper.

    Sandpaper is usually folded to a convenient size for hand sanding. However, folding and then folding again creates a lump on one edge that sands unevenly.Fold the paper in half, open it back up, fold it in half the other direction then open it. You now have a piece of sandpaper with fold cr...
  • What are the differences between sanders?

    Belt sanders remove a lot of wood fast. They remove even more if you go across the grain. Orbital finishing sanders move in a circle, so how you move on the board has no importance at all, you can't go in the wrong direction (with or against the grain) because it is orbiting around all the time...
  • Pro: Dustless Drywall

    We all dream of dustless drywalling?especially in a renovation job with shag carpets in the next room. So product development people are bringing sanders with vacuum attachments to the stores. If you have ever tried to vacuum up gypsum dust you may have found out that it is very abrasive stuf...
  • Getting tile glue off of a hardwood floor

    Kathy from Kamloops, B.C. writes:We are in a 60 year old house. When we moved in 38 years ago there was hard wood flooring in the living room and you didn't replace boards in the worn out places at that time. So we had a guy glue (which is black) down then felt paper then glue and then a woo...