Toolbox Tuesday

Are you interested in hearing about our first-hand experiences with tools, devices or items used throughout our renovation? If so, check out our complete list of product reviews in our Toolbox Tuesday section. 

We aren't compensated for these reviews by the manufacturers. We simply want to share good products when we see them, and hope that learning from our mistakes can help save you time, money and frustration.

Almost as soon as we finished our very first paint removal project on the baseboards in our front parlor, we found ourselves in need of a good sander to help us complete the job and to prep the molding for paint. We had been given a Black and Decker Magic...
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There are a few devices that come into play during any home renovation project that make you say "Wow, I don't know how I could even begin to take on this project if I didn't have one of these." Saws, drills, and sanders are often a given necessity, and ones...
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Yesterday's post about the door hanging work we completed over the weekend revolved largely around the jig I used to place and properly size the hinge mortises in both the door and door jamb. As I mentioned, in our years of home renovation, there are few tasks more difficult than hanging...
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Over the years I've been doing a lot of woodworking on various projects. From wainscoting to doors, and desks to shelves, I've been slowly honing my skills and tool collection to support my new found love and appreciation for the sometimes infuriating task of woodworking. Though I had some familiarity with the...
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How many people out there think that paint is just paint, and all it takes to select a paint is to run to the store and pick up a can in the color you need? Truth be told, if you feel this way, you're probably in the majority. If you're...
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In any long term relationship between two functional people, both partners learn to rely on one another for many day to day items. This doesn't mean that one person can't exist without the other or is not capable of performing all tasks, it only means that an agreement, sometimes unspoken,...
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Two weekends ago I once again needed to use my belt sander. This time it came in handy when removing glue and excess material on the joint of the new extension piece on the front door. The sander performed perfectly and made quick work of the task, leaving us with...
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Last week we finally got to the step in our front door restoration project where we needed to reinstall the molding around each panel of the door. While we could have completed this task with a hammer, nailset, and finish nails, the whole process was greatly simplified with the use...
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Few tools, gadgets, or tricks are as necessary and useful as items that keep you safe while you're working on a project. Being safety conscious is great, but arming yourself with the right safety gear for the job is as important to preventing an accident or injury as simply being...
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For this week's Toolbox Tuesday post I want to cover a tool that took a previously intimidating job and turned it into something that anyone can handle. The tool in question, the Fletcher Terry Glass Cutter with carbide wheel, isn't terribly expensive, but does the job that any high end...
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