Who wants Jerry McSo-and-So next door to get all of the polite nods, and "not half bad" facial expressions by passers bye? NOBODY.
With summer falling further in the rear view, we're moving right on through Autumn at a regular rate. In the Northeast, the temperature varies between 50-70 degrees and cooler at night.
The title does express the need for tools when owning a home, but of course, renters would benefit from some tools as well. Tools are everywhere, whether we're talking about hand tools, electric, pneumatic, automobiles, or the infamous office "jock". But, some people don't really know where to start, or how crazy to go. It's... Continue Reading →
THE BIG DEAL?! Hardwood flooring can not only look great while adding an extra element to your home, but it could command a higher sale price when it comes time to put it on the market and finally make that move to Canada you've been putting off for 10 years.
While certainly the presence of summertime is joyful for the few who are still in school but have an 8-10 week break here in the US, it's also a dreadful time for plenty of people (especially those who work outside for a living). While it's not possible to totally avoid the heat, and live in... Continue Reading →
So, now that summer has begun, I'm certain most people are excited for the cool nights spent by a campfire, surrounded by friends and family! I'm going to go over a few things that could help make this summer the best one yet. One of the more important aspects of a cookout is organization. There's... Continue Reading →
Naturally, the ideal summer would be spent traveling for 60 full days without a care in the world. But for most of us, that's not exactly possible, and so I typically turn to small projects, short day trips and time at the park.
In your lifetime, work will take up at least 50% of your time. It's like our second home (unless you're lucky enough to work from home doing something you enjoy). I realize this blog has been based around home improvement, metalworking and woodworking; I want to take a step back this week and talk about... Continue Reading →
While puns aren't important, some basic knowledge on a press brake can be! What is a press brake? Well, it's basically a big machine that presses sheet metal (usually) using a set of what is called "tooling dies" to form a bent work piece. With that use, they're loosely referred to as a "benders". There... Continue Reading →