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Whether you want to repair, expand or update your home’s current deck or would like to build a brand-new one, warmer weather is prime time for outdoor projects. Danny Lipford, national home improvement expert and host of Today’s Homeowner TV & Radio, shares his best advice for successful deck building.

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Superglue

Super glue really does deserve its name – a 1-square-inch bond can hold more than a ton.  It looks like water, so what makes it so powerful?

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Superduper

Ever wonder about difference between super glue, crazy glue, instant glue and CA glue?  Actually, they’re just different names for the same product.  The technical name is “cyanoacrylate”.  CA glue really is “super” – a one square inch bonding of cyanoacrylate can hold about a ton.

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Bits

Most of us don’t give a lot of thought to drilling, but all holes are not created equal.  There is a big difference between punching a hole in a 2×4 and boring a precise hole for furniture joinery or a hinge.  It’s easy to get a hole that is out of round or has splintered edges.  To drill a satisfactory hole, you need the right type of drill bit.

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Edge

When you look at the furniture nearby, those decorative edges were probably created by a router.  You can make furniture, doors, boxes and other projects without a router, but they’re hard to beat when you want to add detail and take your project to the next level. 

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Madeinusa

July always starts with a bang.  You have to like a holiday that combines patriotism with barbeques, parties and fireworks.  As we celebrate Independence Day it’s a good time to stop and consider the blessings of living in the United States.  Our freedoms and standard of living are the envy of the world.  

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Hoop1

When a new chisel with a hooped handle is received, quite often the hoop is loose. This is common to all Japanese chisels.

 The function of the hoop is solely to keep the handle from splitting. Therefore, the hoop should be properly seated prior to use. 

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Choosing the proper bandsaw blade for your saw, or application, is as simple as answering a few basic questions.

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Wood Magazine: Discover which of fourteen products rid rust from cast-iron surfaces and stop it from returning.

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Basicptrepairs

When a tool won't run, look for a faulty cord, switch, or worn-out brushes

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