How to Make Money Woodworking

Make Money Woodworking

Woodworking is a craft that is always in high demand. So, it is not surprising that so many people around the world run a business either from a shop or their own homes that involves woodworking. But as with any business with high demand, there is considerable competition as well. If you are thinking about …

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How to Prepare for a Power Outage

Preparing for a Power Outage

If you are on a power grid, then at some point your home will experience a power outage. Whether from a storm, an overload on the grid itself, or someone knocking over a power pole which disconnects your home from the grid, a power outage is something that will occur. This means that you need …

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How to Use a Voltmeter

How to Use a Voltmeter

The voltmeter is a device used to measure the voltage of electricity that is present in outlets and other electrical devices and access points. Voltmeters are quite common and can be found in most retail stores that carry electrical wiring and products. However, most meters available today are called multimeters because they measure voltage, ohms, …

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How to Load a Brad Nailer

How to Load a Brad Nailer

Brad nails are not like ordinary nails. Which is why you need to show a little care when loading them into a nail gun. For many who have never loaded a brad nail into a nail gun, it can be an interesting experience to say the least. While it does take a little time and …

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How to Use an Orbital Sander

How to Use an Orbital Sander

An orbital sander is one of the easier power tools to use. However, just like chess, it takes very little time to understand how it works, but it does take longer to master it. For those who have learned the hard way, using an orbital sander requires using certain techniques so you can get the …

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How to Spackle Drywall

How to Spackle Drywall

Drywall offers a lot of advantages, but it is subject to dings, dents, scratches, and gouges that can be quite unsightly. Repairing such damage requires the use of spackle, which is fast, durable, and safe to use on gypsum or plaster. However, spackle compound is not a joint or drywall compound. And while they are …

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How to Get a Handyman License

How to Get Your Handyman License

A handyman is a person skilled at a wide range of maintenance and repair work mostly associated with the home. Unlike a typical contractor that might take on larger jobs such as remodeling a home, a handyman is a person that excels at smaller tasks, normally those that do not require a building permit such …

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How to Check Voltage with a Multimeter

How to Check Voltage with a Multimeter

Checking the voltage of your outlets is important when you suspect that the electricity is not at the proper voltage. This is where a multimeter comes into play, allowing you to measure the voltage accurately, so you get the right picture of what is going on. Reading a multimeter is not difficult, but it pays …

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What Gauge Nails to Use for Baseboards

Handyman using gauge nails on a baseboard

The baseboard is the trim, the protection for the wall from various impacts along with being easier to clean thanks to the buildup of dirt and debris. Attaching baseboards to the walls requires the right size or gauge of nail. This is because baseboards are usually made from material that is different compared to the …

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How to Build a Workbench

Carpenter building a workbench out of wood

Arguably the most important tool in your workshop is the workbench. It is the place where you put together the many things you will build over the years. While you can purchase a workbench from most hardware stores, they are usually not customized to fit the space that you have. This is why building your …

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