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Best Step Ladder – You Choose

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Are you in the market for a new step ladder?  If so then beware, you might be surprised at how many choices you’ll be confronted with when choosing the best […]

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Safe Room Construction

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A couple years ago, safe rooms (a.k.a. panic rooms) were the “buzz” around the water cooler with the release of the movie “Panic Room,” starring Jodie Foster.  Now again, with […]

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How to Make a Center Line Jig

Center Line Jig

In this video tip I teach you how to build a center line jig. With this jig you can mark the center of any size board, whether it’s a 2×4…

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Blade Cleaning Video

Blade Cleaning

Today’s video tip is all about blade cleaning, specifically the blades from your power saws, such as circular saws, table saws, miter saws, etc. To show you, I’ve removed the…

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Drilling Pilot Holes in Wood Trim

Drill a pilot hole in wood trim

Here is a quick video tip showing a simple technique for drilling pilot holes in wood trim.

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Chainsaw Sharpening

Chainsaw Sharpening

Here is a quick video tip on chainsaw sharpening. The first question to ask yourself is, “when should I sharpen my blade?” While using the chainsaw you’ll see signs that [...]

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Cicada Killer Wasp

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My yard has recently been infested by the “747” of wasps.  The Eastern cicada killer (a.k.a. cicada killer wasp) is the largest wasp in North America.  So naturally, when one […]

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Nominal Lumber Size Dimensions and Conversion Chart

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In a way, it has always disturbed me that the lumber industry can’t come up with a simple format for measuring their product.  Why can’t a 2×4 be just that, […]

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