Is it Better to Sand or Strip Wood?

Do you have a big refinishing project coming up? Are you trying to decide whether to use a paint stripper or sander? You’ve come to the right article.  Sanding works well for a large, smooth surface; however, sanders have more trouble with intricate shapes. Stripper works for odd angles, but it’s sticky and may require multiple attempts if you’re stripping …

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What is a Bow Saw Used For?

Bow Saw

Are you thinking about getting a bow saw? Perhaps you have a job, and you’re wondering if the bow saw would be a good fit. In the sections below, I go into depth about what is a bow saw used for.  The bow saw is best for pruning tasks and processing medium-sized firewood. People choose the bow saw for its …

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Are Laser Distance Measures Worth it?

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Are you wondering if laser distance measures are worth it? In this article, I’ll share everything you need to know about laser distance measures, and how they can help you make more accurate measurements.  Laser distance measures are an effective device for measuring short and long distances. Lasers are fast and accurate, and they allow the user to make quick …

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What is the Most Accurate Measuring Tool?

measuring tools

Have you been wondering about the most accurate measuring tool? In this article, we go over the nuts and bolts of accurate measuring tools. We also discuss how to make accurate measurements. No measuring tool is accurate unless it is used properly. Laser measurements tools and micrometers are two of the most accurate measuring tools available. However, not all tools …

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What’s the Difference Between Sanding Screen and Sandpaper?

Sanding screen and sandpaper

Are you wondering about the differences between sanding screen and sandpaper? Have you been trying to decide which you should use on your next project? In this article, I’ll share everything you need to know about these two sanding products.  Most people use sanding screens for rough shaping and sandpaper for finish work. However, this is just a general principle. …

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How to Dispose of Pressure-Treated Wood in California

pressure treated wood

Are you wondering how to dispose of pressure-treated wood in California? You’re in the right place! In this article, we discuss where and how to dispose of your treated lumber in California.  In California, treated lumber is toxic waste. As such, treated lumber is regulated by the Department of Toxic Substances Control. To dispose of treated lumber in California, you …

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