Monthly Archives: August 2015

  • Forstner Bits

    Posted on August 26, 2015 by DIY Guide in Power Tools, Safety, Workshop.

    Forstner bits are a type of drill bit used to bore precise, flat bottomed holes in wood. They can cut on the edge of a block of wood and can also cut overlapping holes. Forstner bits are perfect for dowling, mortising, pocket holes & hardware installation. Pre sharpened bits can be used on any type of […]

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  • Router Safety Tips

    Posted on August 19, 2015 by DIY Guide in Power Tools, Safety, Workshop.

    Router bits spin so fast that they demand your constant attention. Accidents can happen suddenly. Here are a few of the most important safety rules for using Routers and Router Tables: Always unplug the router when changing the bit. Push the bit into the collet. Then lift it to expose about one-quarter of the shank before tightening […]

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  • Smooth Out Rough Surfaces

    Posted on August 13, 2015 by DIY Guide in Hand Tools, Power Tools, Workshop.

    The key to accomplishing your backyard carpentry projects is using the right kinds of tools. Belt sanders are handy companions when it comes to smoothing out all those rough surfaces on any type of wood. Go for electric powered sanders that are very effective with finishing touches. These types of power tools are so easy to use. […]

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  • Laminate Rollers

    Posted on August 4, 2015 by DIY Guide in Hand Tools, Laminate.

    The Standard “J” Roller features a 1-1/2″ dia. x 3″ wide non-marring rubber roller with a 10″ long handle and vinyl grip. It is specially designed for use on plastic laminate. The Heavy Pressure Laminate Roller has the same non-marring roller and features a slight bend in the steel handle to provide extra leverage and […]

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  • Product Review: Rockler Bench Cookie

    Posted on August 1, 2015 by DIY Guide in Product Reviews, Workshop.

    Securely holding your work in place is an age-old problem. Using standard clamping methods like bench-dogs, hold-downs, router mats, and a host of other methods have been used to keep your work where its supposed to be. Bench cookies are the very latest tool to add to your workshop ‘must haves’. They’re an elegantly simple solution […]

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