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Finding Moisture in Materials
Tools

Finding Moisture in Materials

                An inexpensive, easy-to-use moisture meter is a valuable tool that every woodworker and DIY homeowner needs to have. By Michael Morris Ever build something in your shop and have the wood warp or split later on? Or paint exterior siding or interior drywall, then watch the paint peel and flake afterward? Or […]

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Full-length Mirror Bypass Doors, Make a Room Look Bigger
Construction How-To

Full-length Mirror Bypass Doors, Make a Room Look Bigger

                  Our habit of occasionally changing houses means that I have been through the ritual of finding a good location for a full length mirror a number of times. One of us doesn’t just throw on a t-shirt, jeans and skater shoes every day, so apparently checking out the ensemble for clashing […]

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ToolBox Additions for the DIY'er
Tool Reviews

ToolBox Additions for the DIY'er

New Additions for Your ToolBox Some people’s idea of shopping is a trip to the department store. Extreme How-To readers prefer the hardware store. Here’s a roundup of some cool tools to add to your wish list. Channellock Lineman’s Pliers Channellock’s 369 High-Leverage Lineman’s Plier has a new design that places the rivet closer to the head, which gives the […]

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Sagging Fence Gate
Construction How-To

Sagging Fence Gate

                Metal brackets make everything square again. Wooden fence gates are notorious for getting out of whack. The wood’s inherent instability during temperature changes coupled with the heavy weight of the gate can stress the wood connections as well as the metal hardware, causing the gate to warp, sag and eventually require replacement. […]

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Landscape Equipment
Landscaping

Landscape Equipment

            It’s been a long, cold winter, and the Extreme How-to staff is glad to see it go. As you thaw out and plan this spring’s outdoor projects, take a look at these new lawn and landscape tools for a little inspiration. World’s First Cordless Electric Cut-off Machine, the Stihl TSA 230 There’s something new […]

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