November 7, 2013
I got this technique from a man who learned to fold backdrop tarps in theaters. As shown in the drawings, lay the tarp on dry ground fully extended (1). Bring…
July 11, 2013
If you use bungee cords, you know how they want to tangle themselves into a Medusa-headed ball of thick, interlocking bands all S-hooked together. To get a handle on my…
January 10, 2013
If you have problems keeping tools organized in the larger pouches of tool belts that lack smaller dividers and pockets for your tools, put a block of rigid-foam board in…
November 20, 2012
Available in three sizes, DeWalt's Tough System Toolboxes have crushproof expanded-foam walls capped with a watertight lid secured by metal latches.
November 8, 2012
Model-specific tool cases may be facing extinction thanks to a new breed of stackable, customizable boxes.
July 10, 2012
When I am doing a small job like fixing trim or replacing a couple of pieces of siding, I usually throw some brads, screws, or nails in a pocket of…
March 5, 2012
The TitanStraps from Lawson-USA is treated to resist UV degradation, and remains pliable even in freezing temperatures
January 19, 2012
For new carpenters, choosing a tool belt is the first step in being job-site ready. The next step is more difficult: choosing the tools to outfit the belt. In this…
June 3, 2011
Learn an old carpenter's trick for getting a sheet of sandpaper to last. All it takes is two folds and a quick slice with a knife.
Washing a brush after every coat of paint can be a real drag. Follow this tip and your bristles will stay straight, and the brush should stay wet for days.
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