Building with composite
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Building with composite

Wood is full of surprises, and not all of them are good. That's especially true when you're choosing wood to build outdoors....


Three products to make putting up drywall easier
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Three products to make putting up drywall easier

Drywalling can be heavy, dusty, awkward and tiring. With a view to smoothing out the inherent difficulties in a recent...


Workshop cocktails
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Workshop cocktails

Inspired by wine rack projects, we started thinking about cocktails that sound as if they belong in the toolbox. (Actually,...


Wear your safety earmuffs
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Wear your safety earmuffs

I take shop safety quite seriously, so I have three sets of ear protection to rely on to guard my hearing. I recently tried the...


Earmuffs and gloves for outdoor jobs
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Earmuffs and gloves for outdoor jobs

The job of converting my garage into a shop late last fall was the perfect opportunity for me to test these Pro 600 Exhale...


Duct tape bandages
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Duct tape bandages

The three most important inventions of all time must be fire, the wheel and duct tape. Fans of the grey fix-all will be pleased to...


Sand saw: The latest in shop efficiency
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Sand saw: The latest in shop efficiency

The new Final Cut saw blade has an unusual two-pronged approach to cutting wood. This blade has self-adhesive sandpaper on both of...


Pick the right tools for your painting job
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Pick the right tools for your painting job

Clockwise, from top-left: Shur-Line Pump & Paint Edging Kit: A pump affixes to the top of the paint can, allowing you to...


Find the right finish to make your project shine
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Find the right finish to make your project shine

It is hard to choose from the veritable rainbow of wood-stain colours and hues. But, before you even begin to think about the hues...


Choosing non-toxic paints and finishes
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Choosing non-toxic paints and finishes

You may be getting more than a splash of colour when you paint. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), our indoor...

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