Category Archives: Workshop

  • Carpentry The Old Fashioned Way

    Posted on April 12, 2015 by DIY Guide in DIY Cabinets, Hand Tools, Workshop.

    When it comes to carpentry, the process of crafting wood is often just as enjoyable as the end product.  In a time when there is an electric equivalent to most of the standard hand tools, some people lose sight of the importance of appreciating the crafting process.  While crafting with electric tools can be enjoyable […]

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  • Product Review: Leatherman Supertool 300

    Posted on April 6, 2015 by DIY Guide in Hand Tools, Product Reviews, Workshop.

    Most Leatherman Supertool Reviews class the Supertool is as a heavy duty multitool. I’d agree; it certainly is heavy. But then again it’s rugged too. Currently in it’s third revision the current model is known more correctly as the “Leatherman Supertool 300“. Before this it was known as the Supertool 200. I bought my father […]

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  • Reciprocating Saws: Do You Need One?

    Posted on April 5, 2015 by DIY Guide in Demolition, Power Tools, Safety, Workshop.

    The reciprocating saw is one of those tools the DIY home renovator doesn’t usually buy right off the bat, but I think they should. The reciprocating saw is a tool that has many practical uses around the home. These tools cut pipe (pvc, emt, galvanized and copper), wood, tree limbs, tree roots, nail embedded wood, like fences, […]

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  • An Easier Way to Cut Laminate

    Posted on April 2, 2015 by DIY Guide in DIY Cabinets, Hand Tools, Laminate, Workshop.

    A few years ago as a novice user of laminate, I was cutting the laminate with my circular saw and thought “There has to be a better way to do this”. After doing some research and talking to some cabinet guys, I discovered the Tridon Laminate slitter. Not only is it adjustable for different sheet thickness, […]

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  • Impact Wrenches

    Posted on March 29, 2015 by DIY Guide in DIY Automotive, Hand Tools, Power Tools, Workshop.

    An impact wrench is also known as an air gun, air wrench, or torque gun. They are designed to deliver high torque output, with minimal exertion by the user. Impact wrenches are widely used in many industries, including auto repair, heavy equipment maintenance, product assembly, and major construction projects. Anywhere high torque output is needed. Impact wrenches […]

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  • Product Review: Leatherman Charge TTi

    Posted on March 29, 2015 by DIY Guide in Hand Tools, Product Reviews, Workshop.

    You may or may not already know that there are three Leatherman Charge models in the Leatherman range; the AL, ALX and TTI. The Leatherman Charge TTi multitool is Leatherman’s premium, top of the range model. It’s basically an up-market Leatherman Wave in that it has titanium scales (handles). These are lighter than stainless steel. It also […]

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  • Woodworking is More Than Just a Hobby

    Posted on March 28, 2015 by DIY Guide in Hand Tools, Home Improvement Projects, Power Tools, Workshop.

    I always looked up to my grandfather, a self-made man who only spent a year or so in college but had somehow managed to learn four languages. While he enjoyed the finer things in life – French wines, sailing on Lake Huron, etc. – he was also one of the hardest workers I’ve ever met. […]

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  • Tire Pressure

    Posted on March 28, 2015 by DIY Guide in DIY Automotive, Repairs and Maintenance, Safety, Workshop.

    Did you know that most cars on the road have improper air pressure in the tires? This not only affects your gas mileage, but the handling of your vehicle as well. It also makes the tires wear unevenly. Do not check the tire pressure after you’ve been driving! The friction of the tires on the […]

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  • Router Tables

    Posted on March 28, 2015 by DIY Guide in Power Tools, Safety, Workshop.

    In general terms, a router table consists of a flat table surface with a router attached to the bottom. The router is mounted with its base attached to the underside of the table and the bit sticking up through a hole in table’s surface. The table holds the router securely, leaving the woodworker free to keep both […]

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  • Router Table Top – Laminate

    Posted on March 27, 2015 by DIY Guide in Laminate, Power Tools, Workshop.

    Did you know that if you are looking for a new surface for you router tabletop, plastic laminate is an ideal surface for router tables, and light colors are very desirable as they make the work piece more visible. They also allow you to make pencil marks indicating start and stop positions for cuts. The ideal […]

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