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.Continue reading “Tips for using Wall Plugs & Anchors in Solid 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?”
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 mind. Continue reading “Low Maintenance Homes – How Do Hotels Do it?”
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. Continue reading “How to fix an Asus Transformer T102 that won’t stay on?”
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. Continue reading “How Strong are Biscuit Joints? Test Tuesday!”