January 10, 2013
After determining recently that I needed to change the wheel on my grinder, I realized that I had left the grinder’s spanner wrench at a site 20 miles away. My…
March 5, 2008
Sometimes there just isn’t enough room in a base cabinet, or some other confined workspace, to get the leverage required to install compression-fitting angle stops. In this situation, I turn…
January 17, 2008
I had a bunch of pipe plugs to install, and after cranking home the first few, I started wondering what tool I could use other than a wrench to run…
November 19, 2007
The Bionic Wrench is an adjustable wrench with an ingenious design
July 1, 2007
Adjustable pin wrench
July 1, 2005
Smart details for ledgers, posts, and joists create a solid, attractive frame that should last as long as the house.
January 1, 1994
I recently did a project that involved installing quite a few 1/4-in. by 3-in. screw hooks into the ceiling joists. Even with predrilling, putting the hooks in by hand was…
May 1, 1990
An old guy had paid me good money to build a deck for him, but then he insisted on helping to make sure I did it right. At one point,…
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