DIY, Homesteading, & Home Improvement

Wood Splitter Review: See the Best Selling Model in Canada Close Up

Thinking of getting a wood splitter? Check out my video review of the best selling wood splitter in Canada. Except for one minor issue, I like it a lot. See how this economical model works in both horizontal & vertical splitting modes; see how the engine layout is open, making maintenance easy; watch the aggressive wedge pop firewood apart quickly, and more.

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TUBE NOTCHER: How to Shape Steel Pipe Ends for Building Frames

Want to make stuff from steel pipe? It’s a great material for the home workshopper. In this week’s video lesson, see how a simple tube notcher cuts perfect curved profiles on the ends of pipes; watch how a bi-metal hole saw cuts dozens of pipe ends yet stays sharp; see how the shape of end profiles on pipe can be changed to suit the project.
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HOW TO BUILD STAIRS: Watch Video Lesson on Cutting Stringers

In this week’s two-video episode see how stairs are supported on notched pieces called “stringers”; determine how many treads you need for a given stair installation; accurately mark a stringer for cutting; take a video tour of a cherry stair railing.
a circular saw and handsaw are used for cutting the stringers you’ve marked
the second video below shows how to build a fancy staircase railing

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Enter to Win a DEWALT 20V Cordless Compressor

One lucky winner will receive a DEWALT 20-volt cordless air compressor, plus battery and charger. I use this kind of tool on my own country property and it's amazing how much air this thing will pump on a single charge. March 3, 2020. Don't worry, your email address is 100% safe. Never shared, never sold.
PREVIOUS WINNER: DP of Ridgetown, Ontario won the DEWALT DCK278C2 combo kit.