Author Archives: Jose A. Brown
Author Archives: Jose A. Brown
Recent advances in mechanics and technology have seen the rise of various power tools used for everyday construction tasks. The woodwork and carpentry scene has had its fair share of the game. Dovetail jigs, often referred to as dovetail saws are essential woodworking tools used to join together pieces of wood via the use of dovetail joints. Traditional dovetail saws comprised of thin blades with fine teeth. These were used for high precision and detailed cutting. This article’s main aim is to help you identify the best dovetail jig models available on the market and what to look out for when buying or renting one.Continue reading
Advances in mechanics and technology have seen the rise of several power tools used for everyday construction tasks and chores. Woodwork and Carpentry have had its fair share of the game. Biscuit joiners, often referred to as plate joiners are essential woodworking tools used to join together pieces of wood.
The invention of the biscuit joining system is attributed to the Swiss inventor Hermann Steiner in the mid 1950’s. Biscuit joiners eliminate the need to use screws or nails to join two pieces of lumber together. This article’s main aim is to help you identify the best biscuit joiner models available on the market and what to look out for when buying or renting one.Continue reading
Spills and stains are a common, everyday household challenge. Some stains are pretty basic whereas others can be a real nightmare. The latter can be said of paint stains. Paint stains can be difficult to deal with if not well handled. However, this shouldn’t necessarily be the case. Quick response to a paint spill on your carpet along with understanding the basic properties of the aforesaid paint goes a long way in ensuring that the resulting stain isn’t permanent. This article is aimed at exploring the various ways on how to get acrylic paint out of a carpet.Continue reading
A palm sander is a handheld power tool used to smooth surfaces using abrasion. Sanding surfaces using sandpaper can be a tedious task, especially where the surface in question is large. Advances in mechanics and technology have seen the rise of several power tools used for everyday construction tasks and chores. Power sanders are one of them. This article aims to explore the various types of power sanders, what sets them apart and their operating principles.Continue reading
Ever since the human species discovered the use of tools for everyday tasks, all manner of tools; mostly rudimentary, have been witnessed across different cultures and civilizations. The earliest documented evidence of saws points toward the use of serrated materials. The said materials included shark teeth, flint, obsidian, copper, and seashells. Modern saws are mostly made of iron, steel or several other durable materials. As far as mechanization and power are concerned, the 21st century has seen the advent of the powered saw. The market awash in a variety of power jigsaws each resembles the next yet different in some aspects. The search for the best jigsaw is on.Continue reading
Some of the activities we engage in using wood material would require you to have square holes; some puzzles on wood, the toys our kids use and even huge construction projects. The basic technique when you want to create square holes in materials made of wood would involve a three step approach; first, you will have to orient the shape, in this case, a square followed by laying out the shape and finally cutting it out while leaving the material in its initial intact form. It goes without saying that a square has four sides and cutting it out would be best done by having the opposite sides being parallel to each other. I will turn your attention to the systematic approach of how to cut a square hole in wood.Continue reading
Many of us prefer metal roofing particularly the corrugated iron sheets which are light and favorably long lasting in nature. To get the best out of them, you ought to ensure that their installation is done right to prevent them from being vulnerable to unfavorable weather conditions. If you are using metal roofing panels with a desire for them to turn out to be pretty efficient and durable, you have to cut, install as well as fit them properly in your building. This article is meant to let you in on how to cut metal roofing effectively for the best results.Continue reading
Ever since our species discovered the use of tools for everyday tasks, all manner, and sort of rudimentary tools had been witnessed across history in different cultures. The earliest evidence of a drill consisted on a stick attached to a flint at the very tip. Archaeologist asserts that many cultures across the globe used these early models to perforate items such as shells, bone, ivory and antlers.Continue reading
Wooden furniture is as impressive to look at as it is to touch. It not only remains very popular but also lasts for a very long time if properly taken care of. Wooden furniture is among some few priceless items that are passed on from generation to generation. Now and then spills and staining will inevitably occur. Cleaning up after the said spills and stains will be done in such a way that the original wood in the furniture isn’t harmed in any way.
The same case applies to candle wax spills. Candle wax can be particularly tricky to clean from wood. Apply too much pressure while scraping and you have yourself a ruined wooden piece. Attempt to clean it too soon and the result is furthering the extent of the candle wax spill. In this article, I’ll discuss a few ways on how to remove wax from wood.Continue reading
The seasoned and age-old craft of carpentry has been for years been defined by the use of simple hand operated implements such as hammers and saws. Wood has been mankind’s oldest and most versatile building material remarkably through the Stone Age to the bronze and iron ages. The skills learned in carpentry and woodwork were passed on from person to person mostly through apprenticeships. The 19th century saw the discovery of electricity and the subsequent mechanization of most tasks accomplished by hand. In carpentry and woodwork, the circular saw was a game changer.Continue reading