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Boring tools

Besides an assortment of gimlets and bradawls, fairly advanced woodworking will call for a brace to hold the narrow spoon or pin bits needed for making small holes up to ½ inch diameter in hard wood or deep holes in all kinds of wood; centre-bits from ½ inch to 1 I inch across for boring…

Lawn Mowers
Accessories and Tools

Lawn Mowers

Once your new grass – whether grown from seed or turf – has reached a height of 5 cm (2 in) it can be cut lightly with a mower to reduce it to 2.5 cm (1 in). This first cut should be made when the grass is perfectly dry, and the clippings should be collected…

Main Types Of Power Tools
Tools

Main Types Of Power Tools

Variable-speed drills One of the most significant developments in DIY power tools has been the introduction of the electronically controlled variable-speed drill. This is the most suitable model for the home handyman because it can drill holes at the ideal speeds required for different materials. Developments in micro-electronic technology have made possible variable-speed drills where…

Designing in Metal
Metalwork

Designing in Metal

In comparison with wood, metal is an expensive and difficult material in which to rectify cutting or machining errors. Therefore you should design any metalwork project very carefully before you begin. Designing requires a logical approach and a lot of practical knowledge relating to the project in mind; so learn to apply your mind to…

Choosing Tools For DIY
Tools

Choosing Tools For DIY

Your tools should be adequate to your needs — whether for general repairs and maintenance or craftsman use. When buying tools, purchase the best you can afford. A few good versatile tools are better than many inferior ones, which will give you poor results, as well as being liable to break or wear out quickly….

Equipping a Workshop
DIY

Equipping a Workshop

The home workshop should be a highly organised place. Ideally, it should be purpose-designed. Frequently, however, it has to be confined to a garden shed or share the garage with the car. Providing adequate workshop facilities can become something of a “space” project. Siting Siting considerations are important. There will inevitably be a certain amount…