Copyright (c) 2015 FineHomebuilding.com en-us Fine Homebuilding - "There's A Better Way Video Tips" blog entries Fine Homebuilding - "There's A Better Way Video Tips" blog entries http://www.finehomebuilding.com/blog/homebuilding-video-tips-with-chuck-miller Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:08:26 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - "There's A Better Way Video Tips" blog entries Fine Homebuilding - "There's A Better Way Video Tips" blog entries http://www.finehomebuilding.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finehomebuilding.com/blog/homebuilding-video-tips-with-chuck-miller <![CDATA[Key Ring Makes a Cut Bucket More Comfortable]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:41:25 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111012/key-ring-makes-a-cut-bucket-more-comfortable http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111012/key-ring-makes-a-cut-bucket-more-comfortable Key Ring Makes a Cut Bucket More Comfortable Posted by Kevini
Learn how to outfit your cut bucket for a more comfortable grip while painting ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make a Painter's Cut Bucket]]> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 09:02:05 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110607/how-to-make-a-painters-cut-bucket http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110607/how-to-make-a-painters-cut-bucket How to Make a Painter's Cut Bucket Posted by Kevini
If you have some painting to do, you could pry off the lid and work directly out of the paint can, but there's a better way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Laser Plumb Bob Speeds Ceiling Drywall Installation]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:19:22 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109945/laser-plumb-bob-speeds-ceiling-drywall-installation http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109945/laser-plumb-bob-speeds-ceiling-drywall-installation Laser Plumb Bob Speeds Ceiling Drywall Installation Posted by Kevini
If you're hanging drywall on a ceiling that has many recessed can lights, you could use your tape measure to mark each location, but there's a better way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Metal Corner Bead Substitutes for Drywall Clips]]> Wed, 17 Jun 2015 14:11:47 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109829/metal-corner-bead-substitutes-for-drywall-clips http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109829/metal-corner-bead-substitutes-for-drywall-clips Metal Corner Bead Substitutes for Drywall Clips Posted by Kevini
Learn how to hang drywall on a one-stud corner ]]>
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<![CDATA[Flatbar Helps Lift Drywall into Place]]> Tue, 02 Jun 2015 15:26:45 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109697/flatbar-helps-lift-drywall-into-place http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109697/flatbar-helps-lift-drywall-into-place Flatbar Helps Lift Drywall into Place Posted by Kevini
If you need to hang some drywall, you could lift the bottom sheet into place and then struggle to hold it there with your knee while you run a few screws into the studs, but there's a better way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Clothespin Transforms a Carpenter's Pencil]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 14:13:48 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109583/clothespin-transforms-a-carpenters-pencil http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109583/clothespin-transforms-a-carpenters-pencil Clothespin Transforms a Carpenter's Pencil Posted by Kevini
Keep your carpenter's pencil from getting lost by joining it up with a clothespin ]]>
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<![CDATA[Simple Door Sweep]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 13:19:48 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109448/simple-door-sweep http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109448/simple-door-sweep Simple Door Sweep Posted by Kevini
Learn how to make a simple door sweep from vinyl cove base ]]>
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<![CDATA[Simple Jig for Holding Tiny Brad Nails]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:19:47 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/108958/simple-jig-for-holding-tiny-brad-nails http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/108958/simple-jig-for-holding-tiny-brad-nails Simple Jig for Holding Tiny Brad Nails Posted by Kevini
If you need to nail on a small piece of molding with tiny brad nails, you could try to hold them and hope you don't smash your fingers, but there's a better way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Cutting Wooden Plugs Without a Drill Press]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 15:58:17 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/103728/cutting-wooden-plugs-without-a-drill-press http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/103728/cutting-wooden-plugs-without-a-drill-press Cutting Wooden Plugs Without a Drill Press Posted by Kevini
If you need to cut wooden plugs on a job site and there's no drill press handy, you could struggle to use the your drill and plug cutter freehand, but there's a better way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Custom Sanding Block for Perfect Coped Joints]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:09:51 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/96585/custom-sanding-block-for-perfect-coped-joints http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/96585/custom-sanding-block-for-perfect-coped-joints Custom Sanding Block for Perfect Coped Joints Posted by Kevini
If you're coping baseboard and your cut is not perfect, you could use a rasp or knife to try and improve the fit, but there's a better way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Straight Cuts on Cardboard Concrete Forms]]> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 13:50:16 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73804/straight-cuts-on-cardboard-concrete-forms http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73804/straight-cuts-on-cardboard-concrete-forms Straight Cuts on Cardboard Concrete Forms Posted by Kevini
If you need to cut a bunch of cardboard concrete forms, you could use your tape measure to make a bunch of marks and try to follow your line with your saw, but there's a better way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Simple Drying Rack for Small Components ]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:39:59 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73765/simple-drying-rack-for-small-components http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73765/simple-drying-rack-for-small-components Simple Drying Rack for Small Components Posted by Kevini
If you have stain or varnish a bunch of small components, you could spend time building an elaborate drying rack, but there's a better way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Wheelbarrow Doubles as an Easy Chair]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:30:51 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/71836/wheelbarrow-doubles-as-an-easy-chair http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/71836/wheelbarrow-doubles-as-an-easy-chair Wheelbarrow Doubles as an Easy Chair Posted by Kevini
The most comfortable seat on any job site ]]>
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<![CDATA[The Best Way to Sharpen a Pencil on a Jobsite]]> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 09:45:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/40049/the-best-way-to-sharpen-a-pencil-on-a-jobsite http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/40049/the-best-way-to-sharpen-a-pencil-on-a-jobsite The Best Way to Sharpen a Pencil on a Jobsite Posted by Kevini
If you’re working on a job and your pencil point breaks, you could sharpen it with a utility knife, but there’s a better way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[An Easy Knot for Stringlines That Unties With a Tug]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:13:28 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38859/an-easy-knot-for-stringlines-that-unties-with-a-tug http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38859/an-easy-knot-for-stringlines-that-unties-with-a-tug An Easy Knot for Stringlines That Unties With a Tug Posted by Kevini
A quick tip for tying a knot in a stringline that can be untied quickly and easily. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Handy Hose for Spray-Foam Insulation]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38629/handy-hose-for-spray-foam-insulation http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38629/handy-hose-for-spray-foam-insulation Handy Hose for Spray-Foam Insulation Posted by Kevini
If you’re air-sealing and can’t get the can of foam into those tight, hard-to-reach places, you could spray it on your gloved hand and gob it where you need it, but there’s better way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Debris Shield for Drywall Dust]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:58:51 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38519/debris-shield-for-drywall-dust http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38519/debris-shield-for-drywall-dust Debris Shield for Drywall Dust Posted by Kevini
If you need to drill holes in a drywall ceiling, you could just go ahead and do it, let the dust fall where it does, and then clean it up later, but there's a better way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Remove Stripped Screws]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:45:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38371/how-to-remove-stripped-screws http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38371/how-to-remove-stripped-screws How to Remove Stripped Screws Posted by Kevini
If the head of your stainless-steel deck screw strips out before you get it all the way driven, you could back it out with a pair of Vise-Grips, but there’s a better way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Keep Critters Out of a PVC Vent Pipe]]> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:12:42 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38302/how-to-keep-critters-out-of-a-pvc-vent-pipe http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38302/how-to-keep-critters-out-of-a-pvc-vent-pipe How to Keep Critters Out of a PVC Vent Pipe Posted by Kevini
If you want to keep birds and other critters out of a PVC vent pipe, you could have your dog guard the pipe, but there's a better way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Straightening Out Perpendicular Deck Boards]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 15:31:31 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38176/straightening-out-perpendicular-deck-boards http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38176/straightening-out-perpendicular-deck-boards Straightening Out Perpendicular Deck Boards Posted by Kevini
If you’re laying deck boards and you need to straighten out a board that runs perpendicular to the rest of the deck, you could make a super-long pipe clamp, but there’s a better way. ]]>
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