Wherever you are in the world, a very warm welcome to Gosforth Handyman! I’m Andy Mac and as well as running a busy little joinery & woodworking business I also make YouTube videos. My aim is to pass on some of the knowledge, tips and experience I’ve picked up over my years of making and fixing stuff. Whether you’re an experienced trades-person or just enjoy some weekend DIY, hopefully you’ll find this site useful, entertaining and perhaps it will even give you some inspiration to make something for yourself! For me a break is always accompanied by a cup of coffee so put your feet up for 10 minutes, don’t forget to Subscribe to my YouTube thing and #drinkcoffeemakestuff
Whenever I talk to homeowners about buying a new home, designing a home or just doing some remodeling work I always advise them to THINK MAINTENANCE. Low maintenance homes are generally more efficient and less stressful to manage. Let’s take some tips from the big hotel chains to see how they design with maintenance in …
Just occasionally I run in to a tech problem that’s so weird it’s beyond annoying or frustrating. Today I switched on my trusty Asus Transformer T102 Mini laptop thing only to find it wouldn’t power up. In this article I’ll explain how I fixed the problem.
Have you ever wondered what difference it makes using biscuits in a woodworking joint? Do they actually make the joint any stronger? How strong are biscuit joints? Today I’m having a look at edge-grain to face-grain biscuit joints in MDF to see how strong joints are with and without biscuits.
I’m often asked what joinery / carpentry tools and products are used in my videos so I’ve put together a quick list to help you find some of them. If you don’t need to buy any tools at the moment there are loads of other ways you can help support this site, many of which won’t cost you a penny and all of which make you totally awesome! A lot of the products vary from country-to-country so at the moment I’ve split these by stuff available from Amazon UK and Amazon USA:
Obviously some of the tools I use are old and you can’t buy them any more, so I’ve tried to find equivalent newer models where possible, or models I’d consider purchasing when my tools finally give up the ghost. Please do your own homework – my product links are just intended as a guide to point you in the right direction. Thank you for your support!