We’re going a bit off-piste on this one. I’m no professional photographer and I’m even less of an astronomer. We did however manage to a) find the Neowise comet in the sky and b) take some snaps of it. This is a once in a lifetime thing – it won’t be back for over 6,000 years. Get your arse outside on a clear night and do something that doesn’t involve the word ‘lockdown’. In this article I’ll explain how to find Neowise and what you’ll need to do if you want to take some fancy pics of it.Continue reading “How to see the Neowise comet – an idiot’s guide!”
Are you stuck with hundreds of plastic library cassettes full of drill bits but whenever you open them the one bit you need is missing or broken? Are you starting out in DIY and just want to know what drill bits you need? Hopefully this will be of some help to you. This is an evolving article. I’ve changed my mind what needs to be in it about 150 times now. For the moment I’m settled on these drill bits and I’m comfortable with that.Continue reading “The only 16 drill bits you’ll ever need!”
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!Continue reading “How to Paint Melamine?”
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?”