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August 26, 2012

How Can I Keep My Cordless Tool Batteries Charged and Ready to Use

Constant charging can reduce the life of cordless tool batteries.  One solution is to use a 24-hour timer and set it to turn on the charger for fifteen minutes a day.

July 05, 2012

The House That Barns Built

Jim  Pendleton built this 41-room house in Spencer, Indiana from the parts of 25 barns he demolsihed.

June 28, 2012

A Dumpster in a Bag

This dumpster in a bag from Waste Management is purchased at a home improvement store, filled with up to three tons of waste or debris, then taken away.

May 26, 2012

A Dozen Things (and more) You Can Do With a Combination Square

The combination square is one of my most used tools.  This video demonstrates a dozen (I can think of several more) measuring and marking tasks at which it excels.

April 19, 2012

An Amazing Screw that Practically Drives Itself into Materials

A uniquely designed screw that drives in with practically no effort and virtually elminates splitting.

July 29, 2011

Five Ways to Get Rid of Tabletop White Marks

Five different methods for eleminating white marks from tabletop finishes.  Most of these use common implements and material found around the house.

July 28, 2011

What Causes Those Ugly White Marks on Tabletops?

White marks on table tops can be a real eye sore.   Here's a good explanation of what causes them and, more importantly, the secret for getting rid of them.

January 05, 2011

Finishing Wood End Grain

When applying stain, how do you get the ends of a board to match the face?

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