All screwdrivers should be magnetic, but sadly only some are. Here’s a simple way to magnetize every screwdriver in your drawer so you’ll never lose another screw.
Woodworking is a tremendous hobby that can last a lifetime, but as your skills grow, so does the need for larger and more expensive tools. Try the specialized skill of woodturning and you’ll be making finished projects in less than an hour with just a few basic tools.
Visible house numbers aren’t just for looks—they’re an important safety feature that every home should have in case of fire or emergency. (Plus, you don’t want to miss any packages). Here’s a DIY set of house numbers that will give your home an industrial chic look.
Bi-fold closet doors are not only ugly, but impractical. Here’s how to replace them with sleek bypass closet doors in just a few hours.
Push button LED puck lights are pretty boring on their own. Take it apart and solder in your own colorful LED bulbs for a little holiday fun, or a UV bulb for a DIY blacklight.
Many of us set up our workshops in garages or driveways, which are built at an angle to allow water runoff. That poses a problem for our tools, which need flat, level surfaces to operate. Here’s how to level your tools when the floor is uneven.
Winter frost is around the corner, so it’s time to prepare your garden for the cold temperatures. Here’s what you need to know to maintain your plants and equipment until spring.
When you’re cutting plywood, sometimes the blade catches the veneer and rips it unevenly, causing “tear out”. Tear out marks will ruin the look of your project, but can prevent them with a simple trick.
Table saws can cut yards of sheet goods for days, but they can also be used in more subtle ways, like leveling furniture legs.
Pencil marks can be a great indicator of how much you still need to sand. Try this trick the next time you are sanding a wood board.
Hooking up an ice maker to water is an easy plumbing task, but if done incorrectly it can leak and lead to problems down the road.
If your water goes cold, it’s likely your water heater flame has gone out. You don’t need any tools or a handyman to re-ignite the pilot light. Just follow these steps.
Pipe clamps are expensive and tough to store, but they are ideal when clamping wide material—like edge banding. If you don’t have any pipe clamps, you can build this adjustable clamping system instead.
Cutting dados and tenons require precise tolerances. This handheld router is easy to make and provides a consistent depth of cut and better feel than a powered router.
Over the years, we DIYers accumulate leftover screws, nails, nuts, and bolts, from every project. This rolling storage caddy can hold a ton of hardware—and when it’s full you can easily build another.
Before remodeling an older home, you must have it inspected for lead-based paint. Here’s how to administer the test yourself, and what to do with the results.
GoPro accessories cost big bucks, and often get lost in the field or while traveling. Thankfully, you can build five of these DIY GoPro clamp mounts for the cost of one from GoPro.
Prevent your irrigation pipes from freezing this winter by relieving the pressure and clearing out the water. This video shows how to do it.
Modern wood screws are available in a variety of options, all of which are designed to for maximum holding power with an array of wood types.