tag: levels


showing 1 - 17 of 17 posts
Sort By:



Subscribe to RSS feed
The leveller

The leveller

1 comment

I needed to level off an area around a driveway entrance. I was installing sliding gates and the rail the gate was to slide on. So this is my low-tech solution. Cut a few lengths of steel pipe...

view details view details
Claw Foot Bath Tub = Up Dated Bathroom

Claw Foot Bath Tub = Up Dated Bathroom

This remolded / updated bathroom started with the claw foot tub that my friend gave me. The claw foot tub was bigger than the old tub, so I had to redsign the bathroom (this is my house) in order to...

view details view details
How to Check a Box-Beam Level for Accuracy Before Buying It

How to Check a Box-Beam Level for Accuracy Before Buying It

3 comments

This is one step in choosing a new level that has to be done in person

view details view details
Frame Decks Faster and Easier with ThruLOK Fasteners

Frame Decks Faster and Easier with ThruLOK Fasteners

3 comments

There’s no hole to drill, PLUS all you need is one tool to install it. It’s a one handed process with 3 simple steps: drive the bolt most of the way in with your drill, put the nut on hand tight, and drive the bolt home.

view details view details
Boschs 360-Degree Dual-Plane Laser Level is Affordable and Versatile

Bosch's 360-Degree Dual-Plane Laser Level is Affordable and Versatile

7 comments

This new tool bridges the gap between simple straight-line lasers and expensive, bulky rotary levels

view details view details
How to Drill Level Holes In a Fence Post: Drill-Bit Plumb Bob

How to Drill Level Holes In a Fence Post: Drill-Bit Plumb Bob

6 comments

Learn an ingenious trick for leveling your drill bit when boring horizontally through a thick piece of wood.

view details view details
4 Season Porch Conversion

4 Season Porch Conversion

2 comments

Conversion of screened porch into 4 season room with radiant heat. Framing, electric and plumbing by certified contractors. All finish work done by myself, including all cabinets, trim, desktop and...

view details view details
ORIENTAL GARDEN PERGOLA

ORIENTAL GARDEN PERGOLA

Fascinated by the oriental architecture I decided to design my own pergola. Using the curves and fan shapes so commonly seen in China I designed and constructed this challenging projectnbsp...

view details view details
DeWalt Enters the Box Level Market....But Why?

DeWalt Enters the Box Level Market....But Why?

2 comments

DeWalt announced yesterday that they have teamed up with Empire levels to introduce a product that they claim will hold up 250% better than competitors

view details view details
Laser Plumb Bob Helper

Laser Plumb Bob Helper

Truing up walls can be especially tricky using even a plate-to-plate level. This makes using a laser plumb bob a lot easier. The 2" offset from the front and sides allows the unit to be placed in a...

view details view details
The no-swear approach to cutting crown molding

The no-swear approach to cutting crown molding

16 comments

I once had a “Do-It-Yourself” type of customer who was remodeling his kitchen and had refinished the floors, installed face-frame cabinets, and set a laminate countertop. But when it came...

view details view details
Keauhou mauka replacement deck

Keauhou mauka replacement deck

The finished replacement utility area/garden deck.  Note new, ABS plastic drain vent on wall behind reinstalled utility sink.  New, capped hollow tile wall protects deck and serves as low...

view details view details
Kitchen Rennovations in Memphis, TN

Kitchen Rennovations in Memphis, TN

Complete Kitchen Rennovation - Cottage Look

view details view details
Theres a Better Way: Line-Level Storage

There's a Better Way: Line-Level Storage

This quick video tip teaches you how to keep track of those little line levels.

view details view details
Covered Deck

Covered Deck

2 comments

I built this deck on our house during the summer of 2008.  I had help from family and friends, but the bulk of the work was done on my own.  The framing for the deck is pressuretreated...

view details view details
Mantel-making

Mantel-making

1 comment

Here are a few shots of a mantel that I made. Some moldings are custom, some are stock millwork at the local home center. Unfortunately, I didn't snap any photos once I added the top shelf and...

view details view details
no image available

One editor's Christmas List

1 comment

When carpentry is no longer your day job but a way to supplement the day job, buying the tools you really want isn’t so easily justified. On that note, if anyone out there feels like playing Santa Claus (except the tool companies—or their respective PR representatives—listed below), feel free to send me any or all of the items on my list.

view details view details

showing 1 - 17 of 17 posts