A dowel is a cylindrical rod, usually made from wood, plastic, or metal. A dowel is usually referred to as a dowel rod. When cut into short lengths they are called dowel pinsContinue reading “Dowel Pin Dimensions”
I use Torx head screws for almost every woodworking application. They are sold as exterior, construction and deck screws and the Home Depot Deckmate and Grip Rite brands come with the required T-25 Torx bit, one in each box screws.
I added the Porter-Cable 20vMAX Jig Saw to my collection of the 20V Lithium tools. I love the battery life and the tools are about as good as the corded ones. It is now hard to use a corded tool, such and inconvenience. It will cut up to 45 degrees adjustable with the onboard tool. It weighs 5 pounds without the battery and costs around 50 dollars, on Amazon.com, tool only. It has a dust blower to keep the sawdust and other debris away from the cutting blade. There is a red lever by the blade that makes changing it super easy.
I was helping my friend Tim with a project when he couldn’t find his crowbar. That got me wondering, why do we call it a “crow”bar? They are forged from long steel products, usually medium-carbon steel they are a tool used for removing nails or forcing two objects apart.
Drill bits are used to remove material to create a hole. There are several considerations like the spiral (rate of twist or how it controls the rate of chip removal), the point angle (harder materials require a larger point angle where soft material require a sharp angle), the lip angle (the amount of support provided to the cutting edge)
Don’t have the ruler you need handy for that project? I found this page that has some printable versions that could certainly get you by in a pinch.
I wanted to place my bedroom TV fairly close to my bed. To do this, it would have to be placed on a wall to the side of the bed. This meant angling the TV so that while lying down the screen would be square to my vision. I had a Best Buy gift card so I went on a hunt. I found the perfect wall mount and tried it, in the store, with their demo.
A biscuit joiner, also called a plate joiner, is a woodworking tool used to join two boards together. I love mine, made by Skil. You do need to wear a mask and goggles as there is a lot of saw dust expelled quickly. Most joiners are corded, but you almost always use them in an environment where electricity is available.
Ever time we use the Coal Tar Topical solution at our compounding pharmacy it takes me back to when I was a kid. The smell is the same as telephone poles or walking alongside the railroad tracks. I thought I would do a little research on this product. This Coal Tar Solution is used to treat eczema, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, and other skin disorders. What I was smelling at the railroad tracks was Coal Tar Creosote.