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All posts by Jeff Sawyer

  • DIY Disaster
    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...

    • Posted September 8, 2014
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  • Best Step Ladder
    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...

    • Posted August 14, 2011
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  • Safe Room Construction
    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,...

    • Posted May 30, 2011
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  • Center Line Jig
    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...
  • Blade Cleaning
    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...
  • Drilling Pilot Holes in Wood Trim
    Drilling Pilot Holes in Wood Trim

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

    • Posted August 13, 2010
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