January 1, 2006
With an assortment of tools, a few tricks, and a little luck, you can make electrical cable go where you didn't think it could
September 1, 2005
A carpenter reveals favorites, and the jigs that make them handy
January 1, 2005
Long drill bits can eliminate plaster tearout when rewiring old construction
November 1, 2004
When I need to bore an especially clean hole, such as one for a screw plug, I typically apply the simple principle of opening up my wallet; I use pricey,…
September 1, 2004
A slot cutter, a rabbeting bit, and a roundover bit are all you need.
May 1, 2003
What to do when the drill and bit are longer than the space between the studs
September 1, 2002
I recently built and wired a gazebo. I didn’t want conduit intruding on the woodwork, so I buried the electrical supply in a post. That meant cutting a groove in…
September 1, 1999
If you use a screw gun in your work, you'll pretty quickly accumulate a variety of bits. I keep them at hand with an old magnetic tape-measure holder. As shown…
July 1, 1998
I've experimented with various methods for storing my many router bits, and I've finally settled on the best system for me. I simply took a mechanic's toolbox, with drawers of…
May 1, 1996
Material can get caked in the grooves on twist-drill bits. Here's a quick way to clean the caked bits. Put a drop of oil or WD-40 on the bit to…
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