Creating a Dowel Tree

The holiday season is over, but if you’re still feeling a little festive and want a simple woodworking project to end the year, consider making a dowel tree. A dowel tree is a relatively simple project you could tackle during these rare days off from work and still have plenty of time left over to…

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How To Unclog a Bathtub Drain

For the most part bathtub and shower drains get clogged from human hair. The hair often gets stuck in the drain at the top or flows through and gets stuck in the p-trap below. You will need a plunger, rag, needle nose pliers, multi head screw driver, Allen wrench, hacksaw and maybe a small snake.…

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How to Clean Your Cordless Driver/Drill

You are the ruler of all do-it-yourselfers…the home improvement guru. You may be building a custom shelving unit today and installing new gutters tomorrow. No task is too big or too small to get your full attention. You know how important your cordless driver/drill is to the success of your many projects. After all, it…

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Lumber Rating Scales and Hardwood Mats

Last month we looked at some of the differences that can make one manufacturer’s hardwood mats great, and leave another manufacturer’s hardwood mats wanting. One of our main areas of focus was the quality of lumber used in the mat itself, as this difference can mean major problems or a day in the park on…

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His Most Famous Painting (Eiffel Tower Series) – Robert Delaunay

French painter Robert Delaunay (1885-1941) was a truly dynamic artist from the twentieth century. His art style kept shifting between the triangular creative zone formed of ‘Orphism,’ ‘Abstraction,’ and ‘Cubism.’ Robert’s ‘The Eiffel Tower Series’ consisted of the most powerful works of his life. The Tower, the very icon of urbanization, always fascinated Delaunay. Being…

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