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!”
How to use a Tape Measure
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.
How To Use 2 Part Fillers?
Whether you’re carrying out repairs to woodwork, metal, plastics, walls, even concrete, there are few better fillers available than 2-part epoxy resins. They’re incredibly versatile and have many advantages over traditional fillers. In this video I’m explaining how to use them and listing a few pros and cons against traditional ready mixed fillers. Continue reading “How To Use 2 Part Fillers?”
How to Open Plastic Packing Straps Without a Knife?
Avoiding Pipes and Cables Hidden in Walls
Removing Sticky with Acetone and White Spirits
Making My Drill Dust Catcher
If you ever drill holes in walls you’ll know that you need some way of catching the drill dust. Today I’m showing you how I make my drill dust catcher. Welcome to the Gosforth Handyman Tips Library! Continue reading “Making My Drill Dust Catcher”
Cross-cutting MDF Sheet Without a Track Saw
Let’s have a quick look at how you can cut down big sheets of MDF without using a track saw. In this video I’m just using a battery operated circular saw and a piece of wood as a guide.
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