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By Tony Lydgate

Woodworkers might be thrilled by means of this get together of stylish wooden boxes—23 inventive tasks, entire with unique plans for development. Lydgate has raised craft to excessive art....Build beautiful tasks with out utilizing a lot fabric at all....I can’t supply the next recommendation.” — well known Woodworking.

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Of course you can’t. And by the same token, you can’t expect to do projects around the house without reliable tools. If you think of every tool you buy as a long-term investment, you’ll gradually acquire a reliable stash that can get you through most home repairs and improvements. In this chapter, we walk you through the basic tools that are essential to any toolbox, but we can’t resist also tempting you with some of our favourite gadgets and gizmos designed to delight any do-it-yourselfer. Most people are hard-pressed to find space for a workshop but at a bare minimum, find room for a workbench somewhere in your house, garage, cellar, or shed.

Peel a length of scrim off the roll and position it over the hole, as shown in Figure 1-3. Make sure that the patch is smooth. 3. Use a scraper or taping knife to press the adhesive edges into place. 4. Apply two thin coats of wallboard compound, letting the compound dry between applications. 5. When the second coat is dry, sand the patch smooth so that it blends in with the surface of the wall. Figure 1-3: Smooth a patch over small holes and then cover it with several coats of wallboard compound.

Lay a length of kitchen worktop across two sawhorses or, if space is at a premium, get a portable bench that you can fold up and store out of the way. Totting Up the Top Tools Shop for the tools you need in builders’ merchants, hardware shops, or any large DIY warehouse. Don’t try to buy all the tools that you’ll ever need at one time; instead, buy tools as you need them. Focus on quality rather than quantity and buy the best-quality tool you can afford. So here it is, our list of the basic tools you need to get on the road to home improvement adventures: ✓ 13 mm variable-speed reversible drill: This tool, available as a plug-in or cordless, uses steel blades called bits to drive in or remove screws, drill holes, mix piña coladas, and do other important home improvement tasks.

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