Evenly Divide Stock Without a Calculator

Do you need to divide materials into even increments but don’t want to divide odd fractions in your head? By rotating your tape diagonally until an even number comes across the face of the stock, you’ll be able to evenly divide material without a calculator.

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Rating: 5 (from 5 votes)

Replace Tiny and Fragile Drill Bits With a Tough Finish Nail

Do you need to pre-drill to drive finish nails into your delicate wood project but keep breaking tiny and expensive drill bits? Use a finish nail instead for a quick and cheap pre-drilling bit that rarely ever breaks.

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Leverage a Hammer and Screw to Twist Out Wood Warping

Twisted and warped wood can be a pain to untwist and seat correctly in place. Use a partially driven screw along with your hammer to help pull the twist out of any joist, stud or truss.

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Protect Floors and Carpets During Remodels

The only thing worse than suffering through a remodeling project is realizing more of your house got damaged in the process. Which then necessitates more remodeling. It’s a vicious circle! This hack goes beyond just using Tyvek or plastic to protect your floors. It also suggests cutting slots in the protector and taping it down with tape (notably on stairs). Keep in mind Tyvek and plastic can be slippery, but the taped-down slots help prevent trip hazards. More details and photos via the link.

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Lube Screw Threads with Soap

Having trouble getting screws into hard wood? Soap up the threads with an old bar of soap to make screws go into wood like a hot knife through butter.

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Dust Free Drilling

Hanging some curtains? Installing a shelf? Don’t let cleaning up the drywall dust from the hole drilling take up more time than the actual project itself. Drill with a vacuum hose directly below your hole and your cleanup will be done before you know it.

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Rating: -2 (from 6 votes)