Monthly Archives: November 2012

A standard operation for anyone who retrofits doors into existing frames or must resize a door or opening to the available space, door hinge installations will crop up in the life of a woodworker or cabinet maker sooner or later.

Most videos offer a benchtop demonstration on a piece of scrap wood.

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So what to do if your cat insists on his own egress and the only window available is 10 feet above the ground next to the parking lot power pole?

Simple answer: convert the power pole into a gargantuan scratch post and lounge area!

There may soon be pictures or video of Cat enjoying his new amenities.


This project is also an excellent example of why it is important to know how to cut oversize plywood circles with some variety of table saw. (CLICK LINK HERE)

Such ability might be handy when a customer asks you to convert a power pole into a cat toy…..

House cleaning with real man tools!!!!

I love it when I help solve problems I did not know existed!

Shortly after I acquired one of them fancy portable pancake air compressors for my nailguns and air tools I discovered air compressors have MANY, MANY “off label” uses!

One of the more popular “off label” uses has been to dust lampshades!

Yes, apparently many people are frustrated with their inability to remove built up dust from the lampshades around their house without great trouble and difficulty.

Vacuum cleaners just barely do the job properly and only with many minutes of effort.

While the video camera cannot do justice to the clouds of dust blown out of a typical two layer fabric lampshade, I did manage to capture some representative footage to give a good idea of just how quickly an air compressor can remove pesky built up dust from around your house!

Look closely and you will see substantial puffs of dust come off this shade!