A Safer Way to Pull Out Nails

A Safer Way to Pull Out Nails

Ever notice how pulling out nails with a hammer claw leaves marks on the wood? Donald Shenk did, and he decided to do something about it. A skilled craftsman with a commitment to building more efficiently with wood, Shenk saw an opportunity to give the building and...
A Safer Way to Pull Out Nails

Range Finder

Handymen and women have always relied on precise measurements in order to complete a job in or around the home. A replacement for your standard issue tape measure can now be found in Bosch’s Laser Range Finder. This device is mostly appealing because of its compact...
Glue Gun Recall

Glue Gun Recall

Crafters Square Hot Melt Glue Guns has recalled 253,000 glue guns because they can short circuit, posing a fire, burn and shock hazard to consumers. There have been seven incidents so far with two injuries. The glue guns were sold at Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Dollar...
A Safer Way to Pull Out Nails

Nail Removal Tricks

Looks like you can teach an old dog new tricks. This video from FineHomebuilding.com taught me some new ways to remove nails. Turns out you don’t have to rely on brute force, a strong hammer and lots and lots of swearing, which is my personal technique. Finesse...
A Safer Way to Pull Out Nails

The Scoop on Shovels

Looking for a good workout this winter? Nothing beats shoveling snow. And with snow now upon us here in Boston, it’s time to talk about the latest shovel technology. The three things to consider when buying a snow shovel are the blade, handle and the grip. When...
Too-Much-Time-on-Your-Hands Award

Too-Much-Time-on-Your-Hands Award

Ever wondered why your contractor comes in over budget and not in time? I think I may have found the answer. Nevermind that the video is in German. It’s a visual answer. Please do not attempt this at home—or anywhere else. You Tube Biok2006