Proper Use of a Hawk and Trowel
Mastering the hawk and trowel will enable you to plaster a wall faster and more efficiently. It's basically a four-part technique.
- Scoop a generous amount of plaster to the hawk. Make sure the plaster is balanced on the center of the hawk. This will help lessen fatigue to your wrist as you work. Turning the hawk occasionally as you work will also help reduce fatigue over time.
Installing Drywall on Ceilings, Arches and Around Curves
Learn how to install drywall in the trickiest, most difficult spaces.
All About the Different Types of Nails
Learn which type of common and specialty nails work best with different kinds of materials.
Match Textures in Plaster
Basic techniques for matching textures in plaster can be done easily using everyday objects.
Tips on Using Cutting Guides
Cutting a long piece of wood can be difficult unless you have a great tool to assist you. Check out these guides that can make getting the perfect cut easy.
Tips on Using a Router Table
Router tables allow users to run wood over the router instead of running the tool over the wood. Here are a few tips on using a router table, ensuring safety and accuracy.
Tips on Choosing and Using Casters
Host David Thiel offers a few tips on choosing the right style of casters for your next project-on-wheels.
Types of Wall Scrapers
Painting and wallpapering often require scraping off what's already there. Dozens of scrapers are available, and your choice should be determined by the task.
Tips on Repairing a Drill
Repairing a drill can be an exhausting and complicated task, and it's not for beginners. Here are a few tips for tool experts on how to repair drills.
Tips on Using a Spokeshave
Spokeshaves can be used to shape chair spindles and round surfaces. Use these tips to make the most effective cuts.
How to Choose and Use a Rototiller
Helpful information on which type of tiller may be best for your garden.
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