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If you need to divide a piece of wood by some inconvenient fractional number like 11/64, you could do some complicated math in your head, but there's a better way.view details
Don't buy an expensive bit that you'll only use once. Make this custom drill bit for running wire for doorbells, thermostats, or other low-voltage equipment.view details
If you need to keep a straight, clean line between a painted surface and a varnished surface, you could try free-handing it the way the great painters do, or you could put down some masking tape and...view details
If you're hanging moldings and the nails keep blowing out the side of your trim stock, you could just swear a lot and keep your putty handy, but there's a better way.view details
Keep this simple tool in your nail pouch and you'll never have an excuse for working with a dull blade again.view details
Don't let the back of your pickup get jammed up with soil or stone dust. Chuck Miller shares a tip for making a movable cover to keep your tailgate free of debris.view details
Plumber Bruce Norman shares his secret to keeping PVC waste pipes right where he wants them.view details
Fine Homebuilding reader April Uno shares a new way to countersink nails with a single custom-made tool.view details
Add a little water, grab a paint roller, and speed up this tedious job.view details
Romex isn't just for electricity anymore! Make your own handy light snake with a few wraps of this easily-formable wire.view details
A few 2x4s, 2 sheets of plywood, and some small casters are all you need to maximize the usable space in your pickup bed.view details
An improvised spinner and a bucket of water work wonders when cleaning these handy little rollers.view details
Painter Jim Lacey shares some tips for caulking and painting fiber-cement siding. read more
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About this Blog
Have your ever been frustrated building something and mumbled to yourself, "There's got to be a better way."
Well, thanks to the contributions of our great Tipsters, and the talent of Fine Homebuilding Special Issues editor, Chuck Miller, help has arrived.
Each week, Chuck demonstrates a tip sent in by readers like you or something he learned on a jobsite.
So enjoy, and don't forget to come back each week for a new tip.