previous
  • Ultimate Deck Build 2015
    Ultimate Deck Build 2015
  • Energy-Smart Details
    Energy-Smart Details
  • Magazine Departments
    Magazine Departments
  • 7 Small Bathroom Layouts
    7 Small Bathroom Layouts
  • All about Roofing
    All about Roofing
  • Radiant Heat Comparison
    Radiant Heat Comparison
  • 7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
    7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
  • Master Carpenter Videos
    Master Carpenter Videos
  • Read FHB on Your iPad
    Read FHB on Your iPad
  • Basement Remodeling Tips
    Basement Remodeling Tips
  • Install a Vinyl Privacy Fence
    Install a Vinyl Privacy Fence
  • Deck Design & Construction
    Deck Design & Construction
  • Remodeling Articles
    Remodeling Articles
  • Design Inspiration
    Design Inspiration
  • Clever daily tip in your inbox
    Clever daily tip in your inbox
  • Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
    Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
  • 9 Concrete Countertop Ideas
    9 Concrete Countertop Ideas
  • 7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
    7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
  • Tips & Techniques for Painting
    Tips & Techniques for Painting
next
Pin It

There's a Better Way: Plywood Sheet-Metal Brake

Give your brake a break with this improvised custom-flashing device

Length: 2:18
Produced By: John Ross

This tip, courtesy of David Kalin of Kaneohe, Hawaii, and demonstrated by Chuck Miller, is a simple method for bending steel, copper, or aluminum flashing on site. As Chuck points out, the flashing can run as long as you've got friends to hold it, but David's improvised brake works if you're working on your own as well.

Video by: John Ross

From Fine Homebuilding200
November 13, 2008