Learning how to use a tape measure properly is an essential life skill. I’m forever seeing people using this simple tool wrongly and in this article I want to address the most common mistake I see – the difference between taking inside and outside measurements.
This video is quite funny. I have no idea why it became so popular on YouTube! I just wanted to give you a few ideas of what you can use sawdust for… so here are 10 ideas of what to do with sawdust.
Melamine or Melamine Faced Chipboard (MFC) can be a total nightmare to paint but in this article I’m going to give you a couple of options of how to paint it and get a good finish. So if you’re wondering how do you paint melamine then read on!
Dot and dab walls are hated by many and loved by few BUT in this article I’m going to be chatting about how to attach anything to one of these walls with zero hassle. When you know what fixings to use dot & dab can actually be a pleasure to work with. Hopefully you’ll learn to love it as much as I do after reading this.
The humble yellow, red or brown wall plug can take huge loads when used properly. A little while ago we showed that a single red plug can take over quarter of a tonne in concrete. In today’s tips video we’re looking at a few simple tips and techniques to get you of of trouble when you’re attaching things to walls.
Father’s day 2019 is on 16th June in the UK and many other parts of the world. If you’re stuck for gift ideas for the man who has everything, here are a few different suggestions – especially if they run their own business!
Welcome back to this series all about staying safe in a small workshop. In part 1 we talked about first aid in a small workshop, then in part 2 we discussed some health and safety basics. In this article I’m going to take you through what goes through my mind when operating my table saw.
Today we’re looking at screws for using in the face grain of MDF. These are commonly used for things like euro hinges, brackets, drawer runners and all sorts of other things. So, what are the best screws for MDF? Let’s find out – welcome back to Test Tuesday! Continue reading “What are the best screws for MDF?”
Have you ever wanted to attach something really heavy to a wall, floor or ceiling? And I mean stupidly heavy… like giant TVs on cantilever arms, network cabinets or huge, ridiculously heavy radiators? Welcome to the world of the Wall Bolt! Today we’re taking a look at how to use wall bolts / expanding anchors. Continue reading “Heavy Stuff on Walls – How to use Wall Bolts?”
Have you ever wondered whether clamping up glue joints actually does anything? How much difference does it make if you don’t bother to use clamps? It’s not always practical to use clamps on joints in all situations so today we’re finding out, are clamps for wood pointless in MDF? Welcome back to Test Tuesday! Continue reading “Do you need to clamp glue joints in MDF?”