TOOL OF THE WEEK: CONCRETE MIXER

Have you ever needed to mix up just a small amount of concrete for a home improvement project? Like when putting in a few fence posts or for keeping the clothes line posts in the ground? Many people mix up the concrete in an old wheelbarrow or bucket that they have lying around. But there […]

TOOL OF THE WEEK: HOLE SAW

Several weeks ago, I moved into a new rental house. That move is part of the reason I haven’t been blogging lately. I’ve been too busy using tools to write about them. One of my new projects was to install a new door, complete with a dog door. My landlord obviously didn’t want me to […]

TOOL OF THE WEEK: CIRCULAR SAW

A few weeks ago, in the Tool of the Week post, I covered the hole saw as part one of the series Christina’s New Door. This week, in the same series, I‘ll look at the circular saw. When door shopping at Second Use, my brother and I had a hard time finding selecting a door. […]

TOOL OF THE WEEK: IMPACT DRIVER

In the final post on the series, Christina’s New Door, I’ll be highlighting one of my favorite tools, the impact driver. About eighteen months ago, I attended the Tool Library’s Handywoman for the Home series and was introduced to the electric impact driver. Since then, I’ve found the tool to be invaluable in both my home improvement projects […]

Best Tools For Burning Wood

Wood burning tools or pyrography pens are arts and craft tools which are used in burning wood or leather to create beautiful and aesthetic designs.Pyrography literally translates to writing by fire; it is an ancient art form that originated centuries ago. In the old days, metal pokers were used on leather and wood straps, but […]