WINNING ENTRY UPDATE: We’re Giving Away a Miter Saw
Update – September 10, 2009 – 9:30 a.m. EST:
In all honesty, I wish I had four saws to give away for the inauguration of our new Reader Quick Tips blog. Alas, I have only one tool collecting dust on the floor just outside my cube here at the offices of Fine Homebuilding. Our four finalist tips were all either incredibly useful or just plain ingenious–from a method for laying out a variety of different roof angles on a single block of wood, to one reader who took one of our own “There’s a Better Way” video tips and, well . . . made it even better.
In the end however, there could be only one. Our winner, having garnered a solid 54% of the vote, was the “California Dyrwall Patch.” Member, MDFContracting’s patch job does away with the classic method of installing wood backers behind the hole before screwing in a new scrap of drywall. While I wouldn’t recommend it for a large patch, it’s a much faster way to get the job done when confronting smaller holes.
Enjoy your new miter saw!
After mulling over the submissions to our reader tips blog, we’ve found our four finalists. Vote now for the best tip. Below, you’ll find the roundup with links to their tips. Have a look and cast your ballot.
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We Put the Vote to You
Do you know a “better way” for getting something done on the job site or without expensive tools? Then share your tips on FineHomebuilding.com’s new community blog: Quick Tips from Our Readers.
What better way to celebrate the inauguration of the new blog than with a tool giveaway. We’ve had this brand new Milwaukee 12″ Dual Bevel saw burning a hole in our office carpet for too long. I’ve put my foot down and decided she needs a new home.
So get posting for your chance to score a saw and a shot at having your tip published in an upcoming issue of Fine Homebuilding magazine. (Note: Publication of the best tip in Fine Homebuilding magazine is at the discretion of our editorial team.)
Here’s the deal:
• For the next month, post your best tips in the new Quick Tips from Our Readers blog. Make sure to include some photos that clearly illustrate your quick tip.
• At 3 p.m. on September 3, a team of Fine Homebuilding editors will narrow down the pool to four finalist tips.
• That evening, we put the final vote to our readers. For one week, Fine Homebuilding.com community members will be able to vote on the best Quick Tip.
• Thursday, September 10: Our winner will be announced.
Post your tips here. (Do not post them to the comments field below)