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.
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?”
If you have shelves to fit in an awkward shaped alcove you’re almost certainly going to have to scribe them to the wall. If the alcove is a really awkward shape you may need to template them too. This tip is more about making the templates – I’ll cover the scribing in more detail in a separate article.
Continue reading “How to Template & Scribe Shelves?”
Remote controlled sockets or outlets in a workshop are a massive time saver and helping hand to switch things on and off without having to walk across your shop. Continue reading “Remote Controlled Sockets in a Workshop”
One of my favourite workshop gadgets is my electric pencil sharpener. I use it every day and like them so much I’ve bought 5 of them! Continue reading “Using an Electric Pencil Sharpener for Woodworking”
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”