Andras Mandi

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One-weekend Router Table

Router table cabinets can be a waste of space. This compact, vise-mounted unit stores easily and is just the right size. by David Thiel April 2005 …

Woodworking

Woodworking: How to build a deck yourself

Get ready for a pretty serious woodworking upgrade… the deck build!<p>If you're looking to give your garden a stunning upgrade, you can't get much …

Hand Tool School #23: How to Get Into Hand Tools Without Spending a Fortune

"Buy your last tool first?" I don't think so<p>On woodworking forums you'll often read the adage "Buy your last tool first." Buying an inferior tool, …

Woodworking

6 Methods of Plugging Pocket Holes

Over on Fix This Build That, Brad runs through six different methods for either filling or plugging pocket holes. I had no idea there were that many options.<p>The six methods he experiments with are:<p>* Using traditional wood filler<br>* Using a homemade filler paste of sawdust and glue<br>* Using Bondo (auto …

Woodworking

Clever Tape Measure Tricks Every Craftsman Should Know

From helping with math to drawing straight lines, the humble tape measure has plenty of hidden talents.<p>A tape measure's purpose is obvious. Just pull out the blade and it will tell you just how long something is. It'll even adjust for the width of its own hook. But in the hands of an experience …

5 tiny house designs perfect for couples

Storage! Privacy! Breathing room!<p><i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in February 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>One of the first questions people have about tiny houses is how tiny house dwellers can engage in normal life things like, say, having a …

5 Indispensable Shop Tools You Can Make Yourself

On Jeremy Fielding’s YouTube channel, he runs through five work-a-day shop tools that he made himself. These stands, filters, jigs and guides save time, space, and make the work go easier and safer. Here is the video tour of the tools followed by each of them broken out and explained.<p>5-in-1 …

Woodworking

Bench Planes: The System of Three

We rethink the Western bench plane system. All you need to know is that there are three tools, three setups, three jobs and three surfaces. by …

Hand Tool School #18: Wood Strength 101

I will explain using spaghetti, tortillas and credit cards<p>Last night my Maple 18" bowsaw broke. It's a relatively well-made tool that I've maintained …

Woodworking

Power Tool-Friendly Bench, by Richard Tendick

At least a couple of times each month, I get a query about Richard Tendick’s “Power Tool-Friendly Bench,” which was featured on the March/April 2014 …

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Build Your Own Workshop Stool With a Secret Compartment That Happens to Fit a Beer

A small stool for your workshop is handy enough as it is, but over on YouTube, Patrick Soriano decided to add in a secret compartment that just so …

21 Android secrets, shortcuts and hidden features you should know about

Tools & Craft #33: Why Cut Nails are Better

The explanation is fasten-ating<p><i>Editor's Note: For those unfamiliar with the functional differences of using different sorts of fasteners, you may</i> …

Woodworking

How to Make PVC Look Like Wood

Jason Poplinski's method is inexpensive and effective<p>If you're building a set, an installation or props, it might be helpful to have a ready source …

Woodworking

200 DIY Storage Ideas for a Neat Home in Every Room

<b>Here are 200 very clever DIY storage ideas for a neat home in every room, because we’re all for saving some money, especially when it gets our</b> …

Storage Ideas

Make a Wall Mounted Desk With a Secret Compartment Underneath

A desk is a great place to work, but it’s also a great place to hide stuff. Over on YouTube, DIY Creators put together a desk that mounts to a wall, …

Woodworking

This Idyllic English Cottage Couldn't Be More Charming

It comes with a wishing well and the most adorable playhouse.<p>From the exterior alone, this whimsical thatched cottage located in Birlingham, Worcestershire, looks like it has been plucked straight from the pages of a storybook.<p>It's hard not to stop and admire this cottage, which is even more …

Old Hay Barn Converted To A Modern Guest House Filled With Light

It used to be just another old hay barn. It didn’t really have a purpose anymore. Then, in 2016, someone decided to make something out of it. That’s …

DIY Bathroom Floating Shelves

Do you love the contemporary look and feel of floating shelves…but feel intimidated by tackling such a project yourself? I want to let you in on a …

The Ultimate LinkedIn Cheat Sheet [Infographic]

Did you know that only 51% of LinkedIn users have complete profiles, yet profile completeness is the first priority in how the LinkedIn search …

Mesmerizing GIFs Illustrate the Art of Traditional Japanese Wood Joinery — All Done Without Screws, Nails, or Glue

Traditional Japanese carpentry, whether used to build a dinner table or the entire house containing it, doesn't use screws, nails, adhesives, or any …

5 Common Mistakes Homeowners Make When Restoring Old Houses

It can cost a pretty penny — so get it right the first time.<p>While restoring an old house can be the most rewarding thing in the world, it can also cost a pretty penny — so it's best to get it right the first time. Avoid restoration regret by steering clear of these five common mistakes made by most …

Home Ownership

10 tricks to save you money when building a house

If your dream is to own your very own house, then you are certainly not alone – many many people worldwide imagine the day when they can stop paying …

Build a DIY garden you can bring on the road

You can take it with you on your adventures<p>There’s nothing quite like putting down roots and tending a garden. But what happens if you don’t have a backyard? Or you’re suddenly uprooted? Or you decide to go on a road trip and can’t get anyone to watch your plants?<p>Just whip up a portable container …

Folding workbench and bench top power tool organizer

I have a problem in my shop, I AM RUNNING OUT OF HORIZONTAL SURFACE AREA, (tables, benches, and shelves) I have many bench top power tools that I use …

​Your complete beginner's guide to renovating a house

Isn’t it great that you don’t have to buy heaps and heaps of building materials to build a house from scratch? You can simply take an old existing …

Home Improvement

How to Distress Wood & Create a Faux Pallet Wall

For a while I’ve been wanting to create a pallet wall but what has stopped me is I wasn’t sure where to create the wall but mostly all the collecting …

DIY Wood Pallet Dresser Plans

Pallets give you most beautiful and traditional DIY pallet dresser You need to attempt the up cycle wooden pallet. You can get rid from antique and …

Furniture

40 Easy DIY Tables That You Can Build on a Budget

You can build these easy DIY tables even on a tight budget! When it comes to choosing furniture to complete your interior design, it can be a …

How to Replace Dead Battery Pack Cells

Did you know that you can fairly easily replace the individual dead cells in rechargeable battery packs like the NiMH and NiCad kind found on cordless power tools? The process can be a little fussy, but if you want to save some bucks and have a few minutes to spare, you can bring a dead or dying …