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Tips of the Trades
Tips of the Trades
Clever tips and tricks for jobs and tasks across the trades
A Quick Hack for Removing Staples
Learn how to remove staples from wood for all of your DIY projects.
How To Unstick A Frozen Lock
Need to unlock a lock that is frozen stuck in extremely cold temperatures? Here's how.
Best Way To Handle Heavy Concrete Bags
Learn a simple trick that will make working with bagged concrete much more manageable
Hold Shoe Against Shoe While Coping
Coping shoe can be tricky. Learn a tip to make it a little easier here.
The Best Way To Keep Trowels Organized
Easily transport and organize trowels with this great tip
Pre-Clean Paint Brushes (VIDEO)
Learn how to make cleaning paint brushes much easier with just a little bit of prep work.
Glass Subway Tile Shower Installation (VIDEO)
A tiling and flooring pro demonstrates his process for installing subway tiles
How To Draw A Circle
Draw a circle on a piece of wood with nothing but two nails, a framing square, and a pencil.
Collect Excess Glue With A Straw
Learn more about how to clean excess glue from wood joints.
Why You Should Create a Stain Sample Board
A stain sample board is a great way to provide a real-world example of how...
Dust-Free Dust Dumping
Our garbage guy, Ron, said if I dumped sawdust into the trash can again, he...
The Greatest Shop Tip in History
Grab the leaf blower to take care of a dirty shop vacuum filter and clean...
Counterweights for Lathes
Find out how to keep a lathe from vibrating itself right out the shop door.
Make Coping Easier
Make coping light-colored trim easier with this tip
Tie A Mason Line Knot
Learn the easiest way to tie a mason line knot
No-Gimmick Fence Clamps
You may think this woodworking gadget is a gimmick at first glance, but it works!
Learn Our Method for Foolproof Laminating
If you’ve ever glued up strips for a laminated curve, you know how they’...
How To Save Wet Tubes of Caulk
Avoid exploding tubes with this simple tip.
Classic Construction Tips
A compilation of great tips for construction pros
Remove Spray Foam
Learn how to clean up spray foam
The Best Way To Clean Drywall Knives
Don't freak out when your drywall knives get coated in caked-on mud; instead, use this tip.
Mobile Marketing: A Guide to Truck and Trailer Decals
A detailed guide to fitting your vehicle with decals
Prevent Nails From Splitting Wood
Learn how to pound in a nail near the end of a board without splitting it.
Allen Wrench Driver
Turn lost allen wrenches into an entirely new tool with this clever tip.
How to remove rusted bolts without heat
Check out this tip that demonstrates how to loosen a particularly stubborn bolt. Here's a...
47 Handy Hints for Your Workshop
From tool hacks to genius storage ideas, these handy hints will help you save money,...
PRO TIP: Prevent Sawdust Buildup (VIDEO)
Learn how to build a drill press jig that will prevent buildup of sawdust and...
PRO TIP: Cut Down On Dust
Dust in the air= dust in your lungs. Check out this tip for cutting down...
Seriously Amazing Tool Pro Tips
You’re going to love this collection of workshop pro tips and awesome tool hacks.
Circular Saw Pro Tips (VIDEO)
Check out these excellent circular saw tips from a long-time carpenter and all-around craftsman.
PRO TIP: Cope With A Jigsaw
Cutting with a jigsaw is a fast efficient way to cope trim.
Fix A Banged-up Bolt
Use this trick to save banged-up bolts.