All posts by Jeff Sawyer
DIY Disaster – Oversized Load
We focus a lot on “How to” articles here on diyhousetips.com but when I received this email I thought of creating a new “Don’t Do” category on the site. For now we’ll post it under “Safety/Hazards” but a DIY Disasters...
- Posted September 8, 2014
Best Step Ladder – You Choose
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 step ladder. Here’s a little info to...
- Posted August 14, 2011
Safe Room Construction
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 the recent mid-west tornadoes, safe rooms are...
- Posted May 30, 2011
How to Make a 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 2x4...
- Posted January 27, 2011
Blade Cleaning Video
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...
- Posted December 14, 2010
Drilling Pilot Holes in Wood Trim
Here is a quick video tip showing a simple technique for drilling pilot holes in wood trim.
- Posted December 6, 2010
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
- Posted November 18, 2010
Cicada Killer Wasp
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 see two or three of them buzzing...
- Posted August 13, 2010